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Tons of of Edmonton's most susceptible hosted at Thanksgiving dinners

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Two of the town’s main social service companies hosted a pair of Thanksgiving meals on Monday for homeless Edmontonians.

The Friendship Feast befell in two sittings at Boyle Plaza at 95 Avenue and 103A Avenue.

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The primary meal, hosted by Boyle Avenue Neighborhood Companies, befell from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering conventional Thanksgiving fare reminiscent of roast turkey, stuffing and potatoes.

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The Bissell Centre took cost for the second sitting, from 3 p.m. to six p.m., which supplied Indigenous delicacies reminiscent of bannock and stew.

Tons of, if not hundreds, of attendees had been anticipated. Organizers supplied not simply meals, but additionally music and varied actions to “not solely fill bellies in the neighborhood, but additionally to rejoice the neighborhood they serve and recognize the friendships and love which have grown.”

Greater than 3,000 folks within the metropolis are experiencing homelessness, based on the web site of Homeward Belief Edmonton.

Although concern stays about winter lodging, the town says it expects to have sufficient shelter house this winter for everybody identified to be sleeping exterior or already utilizing shelters.

Practically all the 1,727 winter shelter beds funded in Edmonton ought to be open by Nov. 1, metropolis managers advised a council assembly final week.

Individuals benefit from the meals on the Boyle Plaza as a part of the Friendship Feast on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, in Edmonton. Boyle Avenue Neighborhood Companies and Bissell Centre are partnering to create two meals for the neighborhood they serve. The primary served conventional Thanksgiving meals like turkey, stuffing, and potatoes whereas the second sitting consisted of Indigenous delicacies reminiscent of stew and bannock. Greg Southam/Postmedia Photograph by Greg Southam /Greg Southam

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