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Lake City Center needs help feeding those in need

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"We'll probably serve 1,000 people," says the Lake City Center Administrative Director Rick Currie. Currie is talking about the free meal the Center has been hosting on thanksgiving for the last 17 years.

"We do it for the folks here at the center but we also serve about 200 shut-ins," says Currie.

Boxes full of Thanksgiving foods are stacked from the floor to the ceiling, thawing out, as the Center's chefs begin preparations for Thursday's big meal. There is still, however, some things the Center needs.

"We could use some more pies," says Currie. "We're just about okay with turkeys, but we definitely need some more pies."

All of the food that will be served is purchased by the Center, except for turkey and pie. Those items are donated by people in the community. Last year the center received 50 donated turkeys and 80 pies. They're currently below that goal, and are hopeful to meet it within the next day.

"I think we're going to be okay. We're anticipating some more coming today, it hasn't showed up yet, but I think we'll be okay," says Currie.

On top of the food, the Center is also looking to raise $4,000. The money will go toward extra supplies for the big turkey dinner, but the Center is currently sitting $1,000 short of that mark. Currie says even if the food and money donations come up short, the meal will go on.

"We'll manage, we'll find a way to make it work," says Currie.

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