Catholic Charities’ 18th year feeding Omaha families on Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is only three days away and Catholic Charities is helping Omaha families in need.

The lines for the holiday food pickup stretched around the block — boxes of food included turkeys, vegetables, bread, all of the essentials to make a good Thanksgiving meal.

“It’s nice that we can serve that many people, but hopefully we’ll get to everybody,” volunteer Dick Van Haute said.

For 18 years, Catholic Charities has been providing Thanksgiving food to those in need. This year the non-profit planned to feed roughly 300 families in the metro on Monday.

Volunteers worked throughout the morning, checking people in and loading boxes into cars.

Dick Van Haute said it’s what the holiday season is all about — giving back.

“It makes them feel great. Obviously, you know that you’re doing something good, but again, it’s not just me. There’s a lot of people that come together and lots of organizations that have contributed to us and it’s just awesome,” Haute said.

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