Once Again, Central Union Mission Brings Joy and Hope to the Needy on Thanksgiving

Contact: Lillian Prince
Media Liaison
Phone: 240-432-5937
Once Again, Central Union Mission Brings Joy
and Hope to the Needy on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23, 2023
12:00 noon and 4:00 pm

Central Union Mission will serve their annual Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 23, to people experiencing homelessness and living in poverty during these challenging economic times.
A festive, family-style celebration lunch will be served at 12:00 noon, and a similar dinner at 4:00 pm.

Central Union Mission Shelter
65 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20018

Recent reports indicate that homelessness is on the rise in our region and many of our community members have had their food stamps reduced since the COVID pandemic swept the nation. We are anticipating even greater need this year.
“This is really the most important holiday of the year for Central Union Mission. Hospitality is what we do best,” said Mission President & CEO Joe Mettimano, “and there’s a reason for that: We still believe ‘hope begins with a meal.’ A full belly might be all it takes to encourage someone to take a step in the right direction and we offer programs that help get people to a better place in life.”
  • Mission resident interviews, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Joseph J. Mettimano, President & CEO, Central Union Mission
  • Please see this dropbox link for b-roll footage, prior Thanksgiving photos and guest quotes
RSVP requested. Please contact Lillian Prince at 240-432-5937 or LPrince@missiondc.org
About Central Union Mission:
Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. In addition to its emergency shelter, which provides more than 60,000 bed-nights each year, the Mission operates holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development programs for men, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center which provides food for over 4,000 people each month, runs a camp for underprivileged children, and offers a ministry to families and senior citizensCharity Navigator has rated Central Union Mission a four-star charity, Candid awarded Central Union Mission a Gold Seal for our financial transparency and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a Top-Rated award.
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