51st Community Thanksgiving Dinner needs your help

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The 51st annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner is set for later this month and they need your help to make it happen.

Thanksgiving Dinner President David Braun is stocking up for another successful season.

“The meal is not cheap to put on but we haven't had a year where we don't have enough so we believe in the Topeka community,” Braun said.

With an estimated 2,500 people to feed, they need a lot.

“We're looking for non-perishables,” said Braun. “Things like canned green beans, canned sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing, brown and white sugar, canned jellied cranberry.”

You can drop off food at any Topeka fire station until November 18th. Past that, you can still take donations to the expocentre. Core First is collecting any cash or checks.

“We have a great group of volunteers who come in every year and put the meal together,” Braun said.

Anyone can show up to Ag Hall on Thanksgiving Day for a free meal and if you can’t travel they will bring one to you. Call by November 16th to reserve a delivery.

“There's no cap on it so everybody can call in,” said Braun. “It doesn't matter where you are in Topeka, we'll deliver a meal to you.”

They’re still $9,000 dollars away their $12,000 goal but say community support is a recipe for success.

“Everybody just loves the idea of a sense of family and community and that's what we are here in Topeka,” Braun said.

To get a home delivery call 785-295-3998.

They need around 150 volunteers throughout the week of Thanksgiving and the day of.

Anyone interested can visit the Topeka Rescue Mission to sign up.