Rachael Ray heads to Wilmington, Ohio, to come to the aid of a local soup kitchen with a few celebrity friends.
Accompanying Rachael on the trip to ensure the community has a special Thanksgiving celebration are Nick Lachey, Carter Oosterhouse and Kahi Lee, who are adopting the local soup kitchen. They will be surprising them with a complete kitchen and pantry renovation along with a promise to stock their shelves for the year ahead.
The show will also help the community come together for a Thanksgiving feast filled with surprises at Roberts Convention Centre. Rachael knows times are tough for this town and for many others across the country, but the show is looking forward to sharing the blessings of the season and reminding the town of Wilmington that everyone has a reason to be thankful.
Like many towns in America, Wilmington is suffering a severe economic downturn. The DHL shipping center was the town's largest employer, but shut down in January 2009, leaving thousands unemployed with little hope of finding another job in the area. With no options left, hungry residents are turning to the town's only soup kitchen for help.
The special one-hour episode of "Rachael Ray" airs on November 25. Please check local listings at www.rachaelrayshow.com.Posted November 24, 2009 12:17:00 PM