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Operation Turkey Sandwich is delivering food to Thanksgiving Day workers

On Thursday, November 28th, members and friends of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will gather to assemble, package and deliver turkey sandwich lunches to people throughout Champaign-Urbana who are stuck working on Thanksgiving Day.

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 store clerks, bartenders, cops, bus drivers, etc., anyone who might be working on Thanksgiving Day. 

“We think it’s a great opportunity to reach out to people who are kind of overlooked on Thanksgiving Day,” says Good Shepherd Youth and Family 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 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. More information is available at Good Shepherd’s website or by emailing

Photo from Good Shephard Lutheran Church Facebook page

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