Community parties planned for Thanksgiving in Muncie

MUNCIE, Ind. − The Second Annual Concrete Rose and Charmed Cupcake Thanksgiving Feast is being hosted at the Soup Kitchen of Muncie on Thursday, Nov. 24, while the Muncie Mission is planning another major takeout, expected to serve about 900 people. people, for the holidays.

Additionally, Feed My Sheep, which has been creating great Thanksgiving food for the community for decades, will be distributing $25 grocery gift cards and Mrs. Wick’s Pies in the Muncie Central High School parking lot on Saturday as organizers plan return to community meals. in 2023.

Volunteers work on an assembly line to do prep work for the Soup Kitchen of Muncie Christmas Breakfast in 2019. This Thursday, the Soup Kitchen will be home to the Second Annual Thanksgiving Feast featuring the Concrete Rose and Charmed Cupcake from 11 am to 2 pm serving the community.

Fear of spreading COVID prevented eating together at community parties, but the traditional gathering is slowing down and making a comeback. The Second Annual Thanksgiving Party, orchestrated by Concrete Rose, a nonprofit leadership and empowerment program, and downtown bakery Charmed Cupcake Co., will include dinner this year at the Soup Kitchen of Muncie, 920 E. Charles St.

Loretta Parsons, executive director of the soup kitchen, said her organization decided to allow organizers to use their kitchen and give soup kitchen staff the opportunity to spend the day at home with their families.

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