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Union Gospel Mission Providing 600 Thanksgiving Food Basket to Help Local Families - 11/20/20

For Immediate Release                                                                    Contact: Courtney Dodds  

November 20, 2020                                                                         971-275-2334 (cell)                      


Union Gospel Mission Providing 600 Thanksgiving Food Basket to Help Local Families 

Portland, Ore., - Union Gospel Mission will be providing 600 Thanksgiving food baskets for families and individuals in need in partnership with local churches and other non-profits. Each basket includes a certificate for a turkey that can be redeemed at a local grocer plus all the ingredients for a complete Thanksgiving meal, including dessert.  

Packing and distribution of the Thanksgiving baskets will take place Saturday, November 21st starting at 10 am at 15 NW Third Avenue in Portland. Baskets will be distributed the same day through local non-profits, churches, those in need in the neighborhood.  

“I would like to say thanks to all our donors who have provided donations to help us increase the number of baskets by 200 this year. That seems amazing considering the current circumstances,” says Lori Quinney, Food Service Director at Union Gospel Mission.  

If you would like to help provide Thanksgiving baskets to local families donations can be made at www.ugmportland.org/donate or mailed to 3 NW Third Avenue Portland, OR 97209 

There will be opportunities for interviews, photos and video.  

About Union Gospel Mission: Union Gospel Mission’s purpose is “Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict and loving our neighbor.” Union Gospel Mission has been serving Portland since 1927. Union Gospel Mission provides meals and care for the homeless and operates LifeChange -- a transformative recovery program for men, women and children. Contact Union Gospel Mission at 503-274-4483 or ugmportland.org and @ugmpdx. 

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