Drive-thru Thanksgiving dinner held for families in need

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The Friends of The Poor are prepping to host a drive-thru dinner on Tuesday. They are pre-packaging everything from pies to rolls and butter.

Friends of the Poor are preparing to serve 3,500 families at the Cultural Center.

Organizers say they have had it down to a science in previous years, but the pandemic brings new challenges and a greater need. They are now finding unique solutions to overcome the problems they have had with the pandemic. 

Helpers are gloved and masked for safety.

The drive-thru will be open from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, they will also serve around 3,000 families for the grocery giveaway at Scranton High School. This will be the 44th consecutive year they have held the Thanksgiving giveaway.

The event kicks off at  10:00 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. You can register on-site for the food basket giveaway.

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