Local businesses give away free Thanksgiving meals

HANNIBAL, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — For many, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to give back. This is especially true for small business owners Greg and Toni Stupp.

“It uses publicity to galvanize the community to come together,” Greg Stupp said. “We didn’t know it was going to blow up like this.”

Dozens of neighbors showed up at their new Coffee Bean Bistro to pick up a free Thanksgiving meal from noon to 2 p.m.

“I love it. I love feeding people and blessing them,” Tony Stoop said. “It’s love.”

They’ve been distributing food through their ministry for as long as they can remember, but with Coffee Bean Bistro, they’re able to continue doing so in their new home.

“It’s much easier if they eat in, but we have a lot of takeout and delivery, but we’re ready for everything,” Toni Stupp said.

They hope to continue doing so for years to come.

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