Volunteers bake hudnreds of Thanksgiving pies at South Side Mission

By WEEK Producer

November 25, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- If you thought you smelled Thanksgiving dessert a few days early, you weren't mistaken.

Volunteer cooks with the South Side Mission were cooking up pies by the hundreds on Monday.

The pies will be used for the agency's Thanksgiving meal. This year, South Side Mission expects to serve more than 3,000 meals.

"When our volunteers come together, it's really a team effort that comes together," said Meg Newell of the South Side Mission. "They're making 3,200 slices of pie. It is an amazing herculean task that they undertake and they do it with such joy."

The South Side Mission is Peoria's oldest rescue ministry.

If you would like more information about the meals program and delivery options for shut-ins, call 676-4604.

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