‘Paper Turkey’ baskets readied at Union Gospel Mission

600 Thanksgiving food baskets prepped by volunteers

Volunteers at the Union Gospel Mission put together 600 Thanksgiving food baskets, November 18, 2017 (KOIN)
Volunteers at the Union Gospel Mission put together 600 Thanksgiving food baskets, November 18, 2017 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Volunteers at the Union Gospel Mission were busy Saturday putting together 600 Thanksgiving food baskets.

The baskets include everything necessary for a traditional meal — stuffing, gravy, yams and a voucher for turkey. The baskets will be distributed to families and individuals in need through a network of churches and non-profits.

Union Gospel — Paper Turkey

Stacy Kean, the communications director for the Union Gospel Mission, said people who get the baskets are thrilled. “They live in a single room only or low income housing and they make a party of it, invite their neighbors and have a wonderful Thanksgiving,” Kean said.

The baskets are part of Union Gospel’s Paper Turkey online fundraising campaign.

Volunteers at the Union Gospel Mission put together 600 Thanksgiving food baskets, November 18, 2017 (KOIN)
Volunteers at the Union Gospel Mission put together 600 Thanksgiving food baskets, November 18, 2017 (KOIN)