Father Joe's Village Serves 20 Millionth Meal

A little boy named Jayson was the recipient of the Thanksgiving-style meal complete with a big turkey leg

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    Jayson reacts to the size of the plate of food.

    A San Diego institution reached a milestone this week.

    On Wednesday, Father Joe’s Village reported serving its 20 millionth meal.

    Father Joe's Villages Serves 20 Millionth Meal

    [DGO] Father Joe's Villages Serves 20 Millionth Meal
    The homeless nonprofit organization served its 20-millionth meal - Thanksgiving-style, complete with a big turkey leg.

    A little boy named Jayson was the recipient of the Thanksgiving-style meal complete with a big turkey leg.

    The homeless nonprofit organization has provided meals in the San Diego area for 30 years.

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    The organization serves about 4,000 meals per day and offers medical and mental health services to the homeless.

    “Thanksgiving is wonderful and important and we get a lot of media on Thanksgiving, but we are serving every single day of the year, 3 meals a day,” said Sister Tricia Cruise, President and CEO of Father Joe’s Villages.

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    Along with the thanksgiving meals tomorrow, Father Joe's will host its 10th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K in Balboa Park. About 10,000 people are expected to participate.