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Operation Turkey Sandwich

Operation Turkey Sandwich to Deliver Thanksgiving Lunches to Local Workers

Last Thanksgiving Day, members and friends of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church assembled and delivered 130 turkey sandwich lunches to workers at local clinics, liquor stores, hotel front desks, movie theatres and other businesses.

On Thursday, November 27th, Good Shepherd will again launch Operation Turkey Sandwich, setting a goal of delivering 200 lunches this year.

Operation Turkey Sandwich volunteers will assemble the lunches, including turkey sandwiches, stuffing muffins, cookies and an apple at Good Shepherd that morning.  The lunches will be delivered to anyone who might be working on Thanksgiving Day.

According to Pastor Tom Hillertz, “We had sandwich-making assembly lines, bag packers, delivery drivers, and everyone worked hard and had a lot of fun. It was great to see church members and non-members, families and single people all working together. And the people who received the lunches were really surprised and appreciative.”

“We think it’s a great opportunity to reach out to people who are kind of overlooked on Thanksgiving Day,” says Good Shepherd Youth Minister, Jason Fisher. “Especially with so many businesses deciding to open on Thanksgiving. Operation Turkey Sandwich is a way to say thanks and we’re thinking about you.”

Good Shepherd is inviting anyone who would like to help by cooking or baking; assembling and delivering lunches or donating money. Lunch assembly and delivery will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. For more information, contact

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