YMCA of Central Ohio

Giant Eagle Teaming Up With YMCA For Thanksgiving Feast

COLUMBUS -- Giant Eagle is teaming up with the Downtown YMCA to make sure the organization's residents will have a proper Thanksgiving meal this year.

The YMCA has been preparing a holiday meal for its residents for a decade, but a lack of supplies jeopardized a portion of this year's feast, which is expected to feed 600 people.

ABC 6/FOX 28 learned of the organization's plight through social media, then reached out to Giant Eagle to seek a solution.

Officials from the grocery store chain quickly agreed to help out, helping to provide 67 desserts and hundreds of soft drinks needed to complete the meal.

Tim Wheat is one of the YMCA's residents that will enjoy the upcoming holiday feast. He told ABC 6/FOX 28 that Giant Eagle's generosity will not go unnoticed -- or unappreciated.

"It is very welcome. I was homeless i went without before i came here," Wheat said. "It is a smile to have meals here on Thanksgiving."

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