*A rescue mission that has helped the poor in the United States for 131 years said it expects to serve the largest number of meals this Thanksgiving.

As many as 7,800 meals will be served at The Bowery Mission in New York City on Thursday. Although this is a record-breaking number, Bowery said it has enough food and does not expect to turn anyone away.

“You know, New Yorkers are the most generous people in the country, we think,” said Ed Morgan, president and CEO of The Bowery Mission, to The Christian Post. “We’re doing OK and will give our Thanksgiving guests exactly what they need.”

The traditional Thanksgiving meal will include turkey, cranberry, mashed potatoes and gravy, and yam, among other dishes.

Morgan confirmed that in recent years the Christian rescue mission has seen more families come to the center to eat than ever before. Bowery has also had to double the number of pantry bags of groceries it delivers to single-head families over the past two years.

“You never know who will be in your food line at night. I’ve served in the food line many times at night and you get some very well-spoken people who obviously are not used to being there,” he said.

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