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Hunger doesn’t take a holiday at a church in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Thanksgiving is almost here.
A number of Siouxland organizations are hosting turkey dinners for the holiday, to help feed the needy.
But one area church isn’t limiting their meals to holidays.

New Freedom Church in Sioux City has been preparing and serving meals to the homeless at the Warming Shelter for the last three years.
Church members provide the service as part of the church’s outreach ministry, twice a month, during the colder months.
While Thursday’s menu included turkey sandwiches and dressing, the menu varies each week.
Church members say they serve the meals as a way to fill a need and provide assistance where they can.

“So many of us right here in our own community, right here in Siouxland are literally one paycheck away from being in the same position that a lot of these people are in. So we’re just trying to do our part to help people just like us that maybe have fallen on a hard time.” said Brian Howe, Pastor New Freedom Church.

Volunteers continue to serve before, during, and after the season because they believe hunger is a problem, before, during and after the holidays.

Travis Hoffer

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