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The Ginter Thanksgiving meal returns to Dubuque

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL)- A community came together at the Ginter family Thanksgiving meal to serve and delver hundreds of free thanksgiving meals to anyone who wanted them. 

The event ran from noon to 2pm Thanksgiving day at the Joliet event center. Visitors could come sit down for a meal with turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and all the other classics. 

Around 350 people volunteered to help serve and deliver the meals. Volunteers hand delivered around 1,400 meals to shut-ins, seniors, disabled individuals, and veterans.

According to Genny Ginter these deliveries mean a lot for the recipients.

"The people that deliver, they stay they talk a little bit," she said. "They get socialized with them. You know, some of those people that's all they get for a while."

Another 300 to 350 meals were served in person at the sit down event. Genny says none of it would have been possible without the community support.

"I'd like to thank all the people that um, donated to this year, because like I said we were struggling," she said "And the volunteers and those supporters came through really great this year. They have a big heart."

The Ginters have hosted this event since Genny's parents started it back in 1962.  

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