TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Monday, a local organization provided a holiday meal to those in need.
Chances and Services for Youth held its annual Thanksgiving dinner.
Typically, CASY hosts a sit down meal but the format of the event was changed to carry-out style, due to covid-19.
This year, those in attendance received a pre-packaged dinner with traditional thanksgiving fixings.. free of charge. Around 300 meals were prepared for the event.
Organizers say the pandemic has created greater need in the community.
“People actually started lining up at 4 o’clock, an hour before we started handing out so that’s an indication that there’s such a great need in our community. While there’s a great need we know there’s so many individuals and organizations, we’re not the only ones, there’s a lot of groups out here just trying to help,” said Brandon Halleck, CASY CEO.
Halleck says donations from J. Ford’s Black Angus, Powers Orthodontics, and Texas Roadhouse helped make the dinner possible.