Planning has been underway for the Mozel Sanders Foundation’s annual Thanksgiving Day meal this week. Volunteers will feed thousands of people around Indianapolis.
Cullen Simpson has volunteered as chef for more than 35 years. He said the goal is to have 10-thousand meals go out this year. But, the pandemic has changed where the meals are prepared.
"We asked several kitchens to prepare and box it for us, then we can pick it up and distribute it. Normally this is all done at Butler, but because of COVID they were unable to release the facility to us this year," Simpson said.
Last year, the foundation served over 40,000 hot meals on Thanksgiving. Simpson said many more families are in need this year because of the pandemic.
Instead of an in-person gathering, the foundation will offer meals for pick up or delivery from volunteer drivers. Those deliveries will be contactless.
More information is available on the foundation's website.