Turkey, Potatoes, Stuffing and More Are Being Cooked in Preparation for Thursday

Volunteers Expect to Serve Over 5,000 People on Thanksgiving

Volunteers were packing into the kitchen at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center bright and early Monday morning, getting things ready for the big Thanksgiving feast happening in Duluth Thursday.

Nearly 200 turkeys, and over one ton of locally grown potatoes, along with onions, carrots, and stuffing are being prepared for the annual Thanksgiving buffet.

The meal is put on by the College of St. Scholastica, and serves over 5,000 Northlanders who want to enjoy a homemade meal for the holiday.

The food is prepared by volunteers. Some drive all the way from the Twin Cities to help slice turkeys, and for many it’s a chance to reconnect.

“I get to meet all of my old friends again. A lot of these people have been coming back year in and year out and it’s really nice to meet and see how their year has been, while celebrating Thanksgiving with them,” said Jack Teske, Lead Kitchen Coordinator.

Plates will start getting passed out at 11:00a.m. on Thanksgiving morning.

“We encourage people that are homeless or maybe have financial difficulties to please come down and join us, because this was really meant for them,” said Teske.

The free buffet goes until 4:00p.m. at the DECC.

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