Cornerstone Rescue Mission welcomes anyone in the public to their annual Thanksgiving meal

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Cornerstone Rescue Mission has been committed to serving the homeless community of South Dakota for 38 year. Part of that commitment includes serving a Thanksgiving dinner for those in need. It’s free to anyone who is hungry or just wants some company during the holiday.

“A lot of the homeless people don’t have families so we are their family. So we just have a bigger family table than most people do. Anybody who is lonely, whose hungry, who just want some companionship. Come on down, that’s what we are here for,” said Lysa Allison, Executive Director of the Cornerstone Rescue Mission.

Last year the mission served Thanksgiving meals to more than 300 people. Due to the pandemic, this year’s turnout may be a little smaller – but Cornerstone is ready to serve to anyone who comes in.

“I love my job,” said Lisa Tognotti, Kitchen Manager at the Cornerstone Rescue Mission. “That’s one of the pleasures of my job is helping make the residents and guests to enjoy their meals…it’s great. So I just felt like I was cooking for my family.”

The only real difference at Cornerstone this Thanksgiving is that anyone coming in needed to wear a mask.

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