This year will be the 15th anniversary of the Ellis & Bradley Turkey Fry for Miracle Hill. This tradition of feeding the body and soul of the hurting and needy in the Upstate will take place at the Spartanburg Rescue Mission on Tuesday, November 23rd. The goal is to fry 600+ turkeys to feed more than 5,000 adults and children who might otherwise go hungry. Kicking off with this event, Miracle Hill will feed approximately 100,000 meals over the holiday season.
The Turkey Fry is the largest community feeding of the Thanksgiving season in the Upstate of South Carolina. “To see the community’s involvement from start to finish is a blessing on its own, but the greatest joy for anyone working in the Turkey Fry is to experience the gratitude of the people receiving the meals,” said Kaylin Leopard, Event Coordinator.
This event would not be possible without the contributions and support from the community. Miracle Hill is requesting donations of turkeys and canned goods. Financial contributions are also welcomed to help provide for the ongoing care of the guests living in the shelters. Turkeys and other items may be dropped off Friday, November 12th, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., or Saturday, November 13th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at either the Miracle Hill Food Warehouse or Spartanburg Rescue Mission. Donors may also purchase items from an Amazon needs list and have them shipped directly to the ministry.
Thanksgiving dinners will be provided at Miracle Hill’s four homeless shelters and two recovery centers, and turkeys will be distributed to Miracle Hill foster families. Miracle Hill is also partnering with Greenville Church without Walls, Salvation Army, Miller Place, Archibald Rutledge, New Life Baptist Church, and Upstate Circle of Friends to distribute turkeys to low-income neighborhoods and additional people in need.
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