The organization provides migrants with their first Thanksgiving meal

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — For a holiday that revolves around food and friendship, a local group made a generous payment for new friends this Thanksgiving.

The new friends are migrants staying at the La Quinta Inn in Elk Grove Village, and this is their first Thanksgiving in the United States.

The local band “Taste for the Homeless” decided to help them celebrate in style “for the whole nine yards”.

“I’ve been up since yesterday harvesting their wonderful turkey. I wanted to let them try everything, Michael Earhart said.

The organizers tried to introduce not only the thanksgiving dishes, but also the meaning of the holiday – gratitude.

“We try to feed everyone. Regardless of their race, religion, skin color. They need to be fed. They should enjoy Thanksgiving. We’re grateful they’re here,” said Emergency Response Officer Andrew Holmes.

Since August 31, Chicago has accepted more than 3,700 migrants from Texas and Florida.

The group will return on Saturday to help the migrants prepare for winter.

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