Thanksgiving is about family, friends and breaking bread.

Today, Appetite for Change is setting an extra place at their table for anyone who wants it and needs it.

“We’re inviting the community out for a Thanksgiving Day meal because not everyone is fortunate enough to have a meal or even have a family to sit down with, said Savannah McCullough.

McCullough is the youth leader of Appetite for Change’s youth training opportunities program.

She is among the many community leaders who are transforming Breaking Bread Café in North Minneapolis for a special pre-holiday meal.

It’s a feast to bring together neighbors and strangers.

“We have a menu of turkey, chicken, ham, macaroni and cheese, green beanscorn, homemade dinner rolls, homemade corn bread. We’ll also have our famous peach cobbler, we also will have our strawberry cheesecake or cherry cheesecake, and our caramel cake. So yes, we have a nice menu that we have going on,” explained Trinia Miller, catering lead at Breaking Bread Café.

There’s so much more to experience than the amazing, locally grown food.

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McCullough said, “Having the opportunity to sit down with people in the community build bonds.”

Miller agreed and said, “We just want the community family to come together the week before and just come eat on us and love on us like we’ve been loving on them.”

Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. You’ll want to go early, because last year the café ran out of food in 2 ½ hours due to the big crowd. Breaking Bread representatives say they’re preparing for a bigger rush this year.

McCullough is convincing. She said, “It’s good food. Good Healthy food that’s good for your soul.”

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