Muscatine Group Delivers Thanksgiving Dinners to Those in Need

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A group of Muscatine residents traveled around town Wednesday afternoon, delivering Thanksgiving dinners to area shelters and about a dozen families in need.

The group delivered a total of 30 dinners prepared by the Muscatine HyVee – providing enough food to feed about 450 people, organizer Jim Weigand said.

Weigand said he started the tradition about seven years ago when he and his wife Carolyn anonymously sent a Thanksgiving dinner to the family of a young coworker who passed away. 

Since then, the community and Weigand's brothers in the Knights of Columbus have come together to raise funds to buy dinners for hundreds of people each Thanksgiving who otherwise might not have one.

Last year, the group said it provided dinner for 400 people. 

The group said this year has been it's biggest – raising nearly $5,000 from community donations and donations from a fundraiser held at the group members' church, Saint Mary and Mathias Parish.

Aside from local families, other recipients of the dinner included MCSA, a battered women's shelter, and Jesus Mission in Muscatine.


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