Organizers of the annual 7th Street Feast will once again be offering a free Thanksgiving meal for members of the public.

Organizers of the annual 7th Street Feast will once again be offering a free Thanksgiving meal for members of the public.

And the Unity in the Community organization will be offering a free meal later in the holiday weekend.

The 7th Street Feast will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the gymnasium of St. Paul Lutheran School, 320 N. Seventh St.

"It's basically a full Thanksgiving meal," said Joey Denney, one of the organizers of the event.

He said people can eat at the school or carry out their meals.

People also can request to have meals delivered.

As of Tuesday morning, organizers already had received calls requesting 582 deliveries.

"That's a lot of meals to start with," Denney said.

This will be the 16th year for 7th Street Feast.

Denney said the event originated with a Bible study group at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

The first year, volunteers served 165 meals.

Denney said volunteers have served about 1,800 meals each of the last three years.

People wanting to arrange deliveries or interested in volunteering for the event can call 913-290-0527.

The Unity in the Community will be hosting a free meal from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Youth Achievement Center, 314 Delaware St.

Unity in the Community founder Jermaine Wilson said the event will provide a day of unity for members of the community.

He said some local residents may not have family, and the event will provide them a place to go during the holiday weekend.

For more information about the event, contact Wilson at 913-617-3667.

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