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Free Thanksgiving meals abound in the Valley for those in need. Here are the details:

The Warren Family Mission noticed a price increase when buying food to feed more than 3,000 residents, said Caitlin White, director of development for the organization.
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Those in need of a Thanksgiving meal this week found support from dining halls to the Mahoning County Sheriff's office.

The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall and the Warren Family Mission will supply free Thanksgiving dinners to residents. 

The Warren Family Mission is a non-profit rescue mission offering “food, shelter, clothing, spiritual and drug and alcohol rehabilitation help free of charge to participants from Trumbull County and its surrounding areas,” according to the mission's website. 

Caitlin White, director of development for Warren Family Mission, told Mahoning Matters the rescue mission will offer to-go and delivery meals for Trumbull County residents and beyond. 

Residents can pick up a Thanksgiving meal from the mission today between noon and 4 p.m. White said about 40 volunteers packaged the meals. 

“There's a huge need — especially with elderly people,” she said. 

White said the mission noticed a price increase when buying food to feed more than 3,000 residents. 

“With prices increasing, it is a little difficult because we have to go out and purchase a lot of the food by the holiday,” she said. “I just ordered a whole pallet of stuffing, so with the prices going up, it does make it harder.”

While the mission normally delivers more than 1,500 meals to residents in need, it expects to feed more than 2,500 residents between to-go and delivery meals this Thanksgiving, White said.

The Salvation Army of Mahoning Valley supplied free Thanksgiving meals on Tuesday to residents in the Valley and plans to feed more families today with any leftover meals.

The Salvation Army provided 600 meals to families in need, the organization told Mahoning Matters

The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley on 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Youngstown will serve free Thanksgiving meals on Thursday. Fusillo Catering donated 1,000 holiday meals to the mission to feed Valley residents. 

The St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall on 252 E. Wood St. in Youngstown will also offer dine-in and take-out meals from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Senior Services program, in coordination with the Austintown Senior Center, will provide a Thanksgiving dinner to referred senior citizens who are unable to cook or are homebound. 

Area agencies and organizations referred those who meet the criteria to take part in the program.

Volunteers from service agencies and the Austintown Senior Center prepared side dishes, and the turkeys were roasted by Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene and deputy sheriffs.

Greene and his family, along with county commissioners and volunteers from the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Senior Services program, area service providers and deputies, will assemble and deliver the meal packages beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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