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Rescue Mission To Serve More Than 2,500

Roughly 2,500 people will come to The Rescue Mission (301 W. Superior St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802) for their Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. It is the biggest meal of the year at The Rescue Mission, and anyone who is in need of Thanksgiving dinner is welcome.

“We are delighted to open our doors to the hungry and homeless on Thanksgiving, just as we do the other 364 days of the year,” said Rev. Donovan Coley, CEO│Senior Pastor of The Rescue Mission. “Staff and volunteers have been working hard to prepare a spectacular meal, as we want all to feel special on this holiday.”

Meal serving begins at 12:00 pm and will end at 3:00 pm. On the menu this year is turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry salad, pumpkin pie, and sugar cream pie. Thanksgiving at The Rescue Mission is made possible by donated food items from area individuals and groups, cash donations, and the assistance of more than 250 volunteers. All volunteer positions for the serving of Thanksgiving meal are full.

For more information about the meal or The Rescue Mission, contact Richard Cummins at 260.426.7357 ext 138 or richard.

About The Rescue Mission

After more than 100 years of evolution and adaptation, The Rescue Mission remains steadfast in its mission to “provide, through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.” In partnership with the caring businesses, agencies, churches and individuals in the Fort Wayne area, The Rescue Mission remains committed to serving the community and those in greatest need. For more information or to make a donation, visit

Key Ministries

The Rescue Mission is comprised of four subsidiary programs in Fort Wayne:

Life House (44+ beds): Immediate Housing Program provides basic needs and spiritual support to men facing a homeless crisis. Community Meals Program provides three nutritious meals daily to its residents and to the public. Meals are served at 7 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. daily.

Restoration House (40+ beds): Short- and Long-Term residential programs meeting spiritual, emotional, physical and educational needs of men facing a homeless crisis.

Charis House (78 beds): Short- and Long-Term residential programs meeting spiritual, emotional, physical and educational needs of women and children facing a homeless crisis.

Treasure House: The Rescue Mission’s thrift store. Proceeds from the store help to fund The Mission’s programs.