The Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities is accepting registration until November 14 for its Thanksgiving meals distribution. The drive-through food pickup will be on Saturday, November 21, at 435 E. University Ave. Households are limited to one bag of groceries, which includes a turkey and enough trimmings to feed five. Register by visiting or calling 651-222-4949. Volunteers willing to help should contact Josh Windham at or 612-275-0544.

Ramsey County has named five partners to provide free, healthy meals to qualifying residents who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus and are challenged to remain in their homes. The partners are Senior Services Consortium of Ramsey County (651-266-4107), Open Arms of Minnesota (612-767-7333), Karing Neighbor (651-321-8697), Fairview Health Services (651-815-3389) and Afro Deli & Grill (651-621-0914). Visit or call the providers.

The B’Yachad Gift Bag program is being led by Jewish Family Service of Saint Paul for the 10th straight year. Organizers hope to deliver more than 150 gift bags to people feeling isolation and loneliness. The bags will contain a facemask, hand sanitizer, holiday treat and card, and a gift card for groceries and essentials. The public is needed to help deliver the bags and create the cards. Donations also are needed. Contact Margie Solomon at


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