Father Joe’s hosts Thanksgiving services for homeless

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Father Joe’s Villages will host two Thanksgiving meal services Wednesday for homeless residents in San Diego.

More than 1,800 homeless families, children and other residents are expected to attend the lunch and dinner services. Students and faculty with the nonprofit organization’s Freddie Evarkiou Culinary Arts Program will prepare turkey, stuffing and other traditional holiday menu items for attendees of both meal services.

Lunch service will be held at the Paul Mirabile Center at 16 15th St., and dinner service will be held at the Joan Kroc Center at 1501 Imperial Ave. Lunch service will begin at 10:45 a.m. and dinner service will begin at 4:45 p.m.

Father Joe’s Villages President and CEO Deacon Jim Vargas will give blessings before each meal service. The organization regularly shelters more than 2,000 people each night and serves as many as 3,000 meals each day. Information about the organization can be found at my.neighbor.org.

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