Anne Wightman, Samaritan Care and Community Center Coordinator for City Mission in Washington, vividly recalls a Thanksgiving Day nine years ago when the only dinner she could afford to serve her family was chicken noodle soup.

Wightman knows first-hand the embarrassment and frustration that Washington County families struggling to make ends meet feel when they’re faced with trying to provide a Thanksgiving dinner on one of the biggest holidays of the year.

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