Greek Orthodox Church provides Thanksgiving feast for thousands

ABC 4 News | Chris Vanocur | Nov. 22, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY – On Thanksgiving day, some two thousand people were welcomed with open arms at Salt Lake’s Greek Orthodox Church. The Church has been serving Thanksgiving meals to the needy for more than 20 years.

It takes a week to prepare all the food, much of it paid for by money made at the annual Greek Festival.

And the turkey dinners are served right at the table by 150 volunteers from all over the community.

Aleka Dilauro of the Greek Orthodox Church says, “There’s something about giving back that makes you feel so good and reminds you of what Thanksgiving supposed to be about.”

And the Greek Church also delivered 400 Thanksgiving meals to the needy in their own homes.