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4 places those in need can find a Thanksgiving meal in Gainesville
Good News at Noon holds its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. This photo shows the 2014 event.

There are many in Gainesville who feel giving thanks means more than stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing.

If you ask leaders with any of the local churches or organizations who provide community Thanksgiving meals, they’ll tell you it’s about service.

“The holidays are a time when people are counting their blessings, and some are looking for ways to express that gratitude by service to others,” said Kay Blackstock, executive director of the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

Numerous Thanksgiving meals will be available on the holiday.

Thanksgiving Day Community Meal

What: Inaugural meal offered through efforts of several Gainesville churches

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

Where: First Baptist Church Banquet Hall, 751 Green St., Gainesville.

Project J.O.Y.

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

Where: Gainesville F&AM, 621 Lakeshore Drive, Gainesville

Good News at Noon

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

Where: 979 Davis St., Gainesville

M&M Down Home Catering

When: 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day

Where: 996 Athens St., Gainesville; call 678-696-5970 for delivery for shut-ins

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