Life House and LSS bring Thanksgiving to at risk youth

By KBJR News 1

November 26, 2013 Updated Nov 26, 2013 at 9:27 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Volunteers from Rotary Club 25 prepared and served the Thanksgiving meal at Life House on Tuesday.

Officials say last year the center served more than 100 young people who are without homes a hot meal for this Thanksgiving week.

The dinner has everything a traditional Thanksgiving would have from turkey to the pumpkin pie.

It is national homelessness awareness month across the country and Life House officials say it's important to not forget about the homeless youth in the community.

"When I first started coming to life house I had nothing, I had no where to live, I didn't have a roof over my head and I just needed help. I still needed to get my high school diploma and since I've been coming to life house I have all of that now," said James Saice.

"It's certainly this time of year when it's getting colder and around the holiday time which isn't easy for a lot of people in particularly homeless youth with no families, we remember those kids during this holiday season," said Cathy Bergh, Director of LSS Youth, Children and Family Services.

Life House has been working with Lutheran Social Services to provide services for at risk youth since 2001.

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