Thanksgiving meal provider needs donations

The Rev. Dr. Mozel Sanders

Plenty of people are volunteering to deliver Thanksgiving meals to people in need, but organizers at the Mozel Sanders Foundation say they've received less than 50 percent of the total cash donations needed to fund the annual dinner.

The foundation has about $36,000 to fund their annual Thanksgiving Day dinner delivery for about 25,000 people in need across the city. It needs about $77,000, Stephanie Sanders, a foundation co-chair, said in a phone call Friday.

It's always down the wire," she said, noting that some corporate donations are beginning to come in.

"If every volunteer would just give a dollar, we'd be alright."

The event is volunteer driven, with people delivering meals from satellite locations all around the city.

The foundation and its Thanksgiving dinner are named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Mozel Sanders, who became pastor of Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis in 1959.

The Thanksgiving Dinner Event has served more than 25,000 dinners to families each year for the last seven years, according to the foundation website. For more than ten years, in addition to the Thanksgiving hot meals, the MSF has also given thousands of pounds of staple groceries each month from Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church.

Donations to support the Mozel Sanders Foundation's delivery of hot Thanksgiving meals to people in need may be sent to:

The Mozel Sanders Foundation

709 N. Belmont Indianapolis 46222


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