Union Mission Savannah delivers annual Thanksgiving meal to city’s homeless population

Credit: Richard Burkhart/Savannah Morning News

Credit: Richard Burkhart/Savannah Morning News

“Which one is pumpkin and which one is sweet potato” a volunteer was asked. Those standing nearby looked between the two different colored slices of pie.

After a few minutes of questioning and speculation, Savannah Mayor Van Johnson stepped in to settle the dilemma. Johnson chose the lighter colored slice and dug in for a fork full.

After a taste the Mayor declared it to be sweet potato, settling the debate once and for all.

Participants were not only treated to dessert on Wednesday during the annual Union Mission Savannah event, but they also received a Thanksgiving meal complete with turkey and trimmings and had the opportunity to pick up clothing and other items that were available from the clothing closets.

Credit: Richard Burkhart/Savannah Morning News

Credit: Richard Burkhart/Savannah Morning News

Richard Burkhart is a visual journalist for Savannah Morning News. Contact him at rbburkhart@gannett.com.

This article originally appeared on Savannah Morning News: Union Mission Savannah delivers annual Thanksgiving meal to city's homeless population


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