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George Markos and Starann Butler of Brothers Deli on Market Street in Lynn are shown in the restaurant on Monday with the dozens of turkeys they will serve up to all-comers for free on Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lynn restaurant, soup kitchen to serve up free meals to all-comers Thursday By Laura Paine / For The Item LYNN -- My Brother's Table is fully staffed and ready to serve members of the Lynn community for Thanksgiving. A turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served from 2:30-4:15 p.m. on Thursday. Executive director Dianne Kuzia Hills estimates the Table will serve close to 200 people and she said that Thanksgiving isn't the busiest day of the year because some families receive turkey baskets from food pantries. The Table, which relies solely on private donations to maintain their operation, has seen nearly 500 turkeys donated this year. "We keep the ones we need to cook for the meal and we do a program called Joe's Meals where we deliver cooked dinners to people who are home bound due to illness and are too young to get on Meals on Wheels. We have already cooked those and we are getting ready to drop them off tomorrow, and then we distribute the rest of the turkeys to pantries who still need turkeys," said Kuzia Hills. Further, My Brother's Table invites anyone in the community to come for dinner, offering a bit of hospitality and a hot meal to anyone who may seek it for any reason. "Anybody is welcome who would like to come for a meal," Kuzia Hills said. "We don't ask people why they come. You are welcome to come for company or for a meal."

Meanwhile, Brothers Deli on Market Street in Lynn will continue its Thanksgiving tradition of offering free meals to all-comers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Brothers Deli owner George Markos and the Markos family are hard at work this week cooking for the masses. "It's a shame for someone to be alone or have no place to go on Thanksgiving Day," Markos said. "This is a special day when we give thanks to others. This is my way of thanking the Lynn community for supporting my family and business." Markos said Brothers Deli also makes every effort to deliver meals to homebound Lynn residents and "we do allow dinners to go within reason." Although the entire Brothers Deli staff is on hand to serve the public, Markos said volunteers are also welcome.