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Hot meal, warm clothes available at Northampton event Sunday

— Veterans and others in need of a hot meal or warm winter clothing can find those things and more at the “Thanksgiving in December” event at the World War II Club on Conz Street Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Volunteers will hand out food, toiletries, hats, gloves and other warm clothing. A free meal of hot soup and sandwiches will be served on a first come, first served basis.

The event is being put on through a collaboration between the Hampden County Physician Associates, the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, the Northampton Survival Center, the Northampton Housing Authority, Homeward Vets and Community Enterprises, a Northampton program that helps disabled people get jobs and housing.

David Felty of Homeward Vets, a Southampton-based nonprofit that provides furniture to veterans in need, said the event is focused on veterans but anyone in need is welcome.

“All items are donated and have been collected from various Hampden County Physician locations,” he said. Hampden County Physician Associates LLC is based in Springfield and includes over 70 practitioners with offices around Hampden County.

Rebecca Everett can be reached at reverett@gazettenet.com.

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