Thanksgiving 2021

Thanksgiving is a  time for everyone to gather with family, enjoy good food and give thanks, but for many, there seems little to be thankful for. Bad decisions, tragedy or a lifetime of abuse have left them without a home or family. At the Rome Rescue Mission, we give hope to the hopeless, a safe shelter, a hot meal and people to share it, truly a reason to be thankful. For just two dollars you can give someone a place to call home, share a traditional Thanksgiving meal with those who care. We believe that no one should be without on Thanksgiving. Last year over 3,000 meals were served during the Thanksgiving season.

 

Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me

- Jesus

People may join us on thanksgiving day from 12 pm to 2 pm for a sit-down meal as well as pick up to take home. We will be serving a brunch-like meal, Eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, turkey with all the trimmings, and of course dessert. The mission will close at 2 pm and be closed the day after. 

Turkey Giveaways

Turkey giveaway, first come, first serve, or until gone – Thursday, November 18th at Kennedy Arena parking lot from 12 pm to 2 pm and 400 block of Ann St from 2:15 – 4 pm. AND Friday, November 19th from 1 pm to 3 at 280 East Dominick St.

Thanksgiving Meal delivery is available on Wednesday November 24th at the following locations:

  • Colonial 1 – 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM
  • Colonial 2-  12 PM – 12:20
  • Valentine Apartments- 12:45 PM – 1:10 PM
  • Rome Mall Apts- 1:30-1:45 PM
  • Georgian Arms- 2 PM – 2:15 PM
  • Madison Plaza- 2:30-3pm

We will be closed the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 26th.

The Rome Rescue Mission is in need of 1,000 Turkeys plus all of the fixings for Thanksgiving. Food items needed include Turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, vegetables, corn, green beans, coffee, hot cocoa, creamer, sugar, milk, juice, eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, everything for tossed salad, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, pies/desserts, snacks: dips, chips, cheese, crackers, nuts, candy, to go containers, gallon size freezer zip lock bags. Monetary donations are also accepted, checks can be mailed to PO box 337, Rome NY 13440.

Donations are being accepted Monday – Friday at 413 East Dominick Street 9AM – 6PM & Saturday and Sunday 9AM-2PM or online.

Last year, the Rome Rescue Mission fed more than 350 people at its Thanksgiving community meal and distributed more than 600 meals to the poor and homeless through the community. With your donation, thousands of people enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal, complete with the trimmings, of course.

At Thanksgiving, we give thanks for another, plentiful year by sharing an abundant dinner with family and friends. For the impoverished, Thanksgiving can be a lonely time of year. 

Our services are critical to helping these struggling families. We provide a warm, traditional meal to our neighbors in need this and every year. Our goal is for no one to go hungry on Thanksgiving.

- Matt Miller, Executive Director of the Rome Rescue Mission

Rome Rescue Mission is a Christian organization committed to assisting the least, the last and the lost. We provide a means of hope by giving shelter to the homeless, feeding the poor, inspiring life-long learning and encouraging a personal relationship with God to all individuals and families we serve. Many come to our doors seeking a warm meal, a loving environment and hope for a brighter future. The Rome Rescue Mission serves 200 meals per day, has an 18 bed shelter for Women & Children.

We provide a means of hope by giving shelter to the homeless, feeding the poor, inspiring life-long learning and encouraging a personal relationship with God to all individuals and families we serve. Monetary donations are always being accepted, checks can be mailed to PO box 337, Rome NY 13440. The Rome Rescue Mission, a hand up, not a hand out