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Celebrating Thanksgiving with community spirit in central Arkansas

Arkansas – Thanksgiving, a day traditionally reserved for gratitude and togetherness, is being embraced by various organizations in central Arkansas, offering free meals to those in need of food or company. This initiative reflects the community’s dedication to ensuring everyone has a place to celebrate, regardless of their circumstances.

Free Thanksgiving Meals and Fellowship

In North Little Rock, the Christian Mission Church is opening its doors for a Thanksgiving Day meal from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This gesture offers not just a meal, but also a chance for community interaction and a sense of belonging.

Taking it a step further, the Little Rock Compassion Center is preparing to serve between 600 and 700 meals. Remarkably, this isn’t limited to Thanksgiving Day but extends throughout the weekend. The Compassion Center is known for its dedication to helping the less fortunate, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Pastor Holloway from the Compassion Center emphasizes the importance of providing a gathering place with a warm meal and fellowship, especially for those who are homeless and might be missing the familial aspect of the holiday. Their effort includes a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, and dinner rolls, starting at 4:30 p.m. This initiative is made possible through the generous help of volunteers and donors, and it aligns with the Center’s mission to restore lives through their programs.

Moreover, in Conway, the Verona Italian Restaurant is offering a unique twist by providing pasta and salad at no cost from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Albina Shala, the owner of Verona, shares a personal connection with the cause. Being from Europe and away from family, Shala understands the loneliness that can accompany the holidays. This empathy drives the restaurant’s desire to give back and become a part of the community’s extended family during these times.

Additionally, PattiCakes Bakery is contributing to the festive spirit by providing desserts, adding a sweet note to these generous meals.

A Reflection of Community Solidarity

These efforts in central Arkansas are a testament to the strength and compassion of the community. Organizations and businesses are coming together to ensure that no one is left out during a time that can be particularly challenging for those away from family or facing hardships. This initiative not only provides nourishment but also offers a sense of belonging and hope, embodying the true spirit of Thanksgiving. It’s a reminder that in the heart of Arkansas lies a community ready to extend its hand, sharing not just food but also warmth, companionship, and a sense of togetherness.

Olivia Martinez



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