Malheur County residents share free Thanksgiving meals

A young girl takes her Thanksgiving dinner tray to a table at the First Christian Church in Ontario. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

Thanksgiving is a day to share dinner with friends and family members. But for residents of Malheur County who don't have a place to go, there were volunteers to help make the day bright.

At a Thanksgiving lunch hosted by the Next Chapter Food Pantry, more than 200 enjoyed a warm meal inside the First Christian Church in Ontario.

Beyond the dozens of dishes that were served between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., several hundred more are going out into the communities.

Take-away boxes were packed and delivered to homes and residents. 

In Nyssa, the local food pantry and the Senior Citizens Center teamed up to served . . .