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Eugene Mission kitchen opens for Thanksgiving

The Eugene Mission's new kitchen is opening up to serve its first Thanksgiving feast!

Posted: Nov 22, 2017 1:39 PM
Updated: Nov 23, 2017 8:12 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene Mission opened its new kitchen for its first Thanksgiving dinner since a fire destroyed their old kitchen in June 2016.

Staff said insurance paid for nearly half of the $800,000 to rebuild and the community paid for the rest of the state of the art kitchen.

The Eugene Mission gives out 700 meals a day. Chief Marshall Eck said they will be cooking up about 100 turkeys, making fresh gravy, potatoes, and stuffing for the holiday meal.

KEZI 9 News was in the kitchen as the staff served up breakfast Wednesday morning and continued preparations for Thursday feast.

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