This year, the soup kitchen opened the doors at the Bangor Theological Seminary for a community dinner, whereas the meal had been served at Captain Nick’s restaurant for the past nine years.
As the guest list increased over the years, the folks at Manna decided to move the meal to the seminary.
More than 50 volunteers took turns preparing the food, serving it, and cleaning up.
Executive director Bill Rae says the meal is Manna’s way of making sure that everyone starts the holiday season with a smile.
":We’re offering something good…great fellowship, a great meal, great volunteers…we’re looking for fun. That’s what it’s all about.":
Rae took time to thank the community once again for donating nearly six-thousand turkeys for needy families.
He says it’s a testament to the generosity of Mainers.