South Side Mission is celebrating 50 years of its Thanksgiving Meal ministry this Thanksgiving, with increased delivery areas and the return of an indoor Thanksgiving Day meal.

This year, the delivery area is expanding to include all of Peoria, Peoria Heights, Bartonville and limited surrounding areas, along with senior housing complexes in our delivery area. With just a week or so left, those hoping to get meals are urged to contact the Mission to get signed up. They can call 676-4604 Monday through Friday to get signed up for a meal delivery. The sign-up process will close on Wednesday, November 17th.

“As we mark this 50th Anniversary of preparing and delivering holiday meals to those in need in Peoria and surrounding communities, we also thank God for the volunteers who make it possible” said Rev. Craig Williams, Executive Director of South Side Mission. “What started in 1971 with 147 meals is expected to be close to 3,500 this year!”