Lack of funds forces Michigan soup kitchen to cancel free Thanksgiving dinner

Soup kitchen cancels free Thanksgiving dinner due to lack of funds

A soup kitchen in Michigan will not be serving a free Thanksgiving dinner because of a lack of money, officials said.

God's Kitchen on Kalamazoo, a nonprofit that has held a Thanksgiving dinner the past eight years, made the announcement Monday, MLive reported.

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"This is the first time in our eight-year history that God's Kitchen of Michigan has canceled a holiday event," Rev. William Stein, co-founder and chairman of the kitchen, said in a statement.

God's Kitchen officials said the Kalamazoo location will temporarily close after Wednesday night's dinner until it can raise more money to resume operations, WOOD-TV reported.

The Thanksgiving dinner was scheduled for Nov. 27, MLive reported. Officials said lack of money threatens the status of the free Christmas dinner Dec. 18 at the soup kitchen, MLive reported.

The soup kitchen has set up a GoFundme page as a way to raise money.