AUBURN – For the second year in a row, the Good Shepherd Food Pantry is teaming up with Applebee’s Restaurant to provide Thanksgiving meals to people who might otherwise go without on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24.

The Applebee’s on Center Street has agreed to open its doors for the holiday, and workers are volunteering their time and services. Dead River Oil Co. is proving the turkeys, the food pantry the trimmings and students from Lewiston High School’s Green Ladle Club are preparing the meals.

Western Maine Transportation is providing a shuttle service from the pantry to the restaurant for those who need a ride. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at the pantry while people wait for the bus. The shuttle will start at 10:30 a.m. and run every half hour. The last bus will be at 1 p.m.

The event gives people who have nowhere else to go a warm place where they can share their holiday with others and have a traditional Thanksgiving feast. About 200 dinners will be served.

For more information, contact Joyce Gagnon at the Good Shepherd Food Pantry, 786-4909.


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