Wichita police deliver Thanksgiving meals to people in need

24 November, 2017, 01:42 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • City Rescue Mission downtown served up a holiday feast for an estimated 1,200 people in need Wednesday

The Nashville Rescue Mission planned to serve three meals on Thanksgiving. I said, 'No, I don't want to go home.' Because I didn't want to go home. ".One of those interactions that lets them know we're people too, trying to help you out".

Not far away, the House of Good Food on West Buttonwood Street opened up its doors at 10:30 a.m.

"It means everything because people, we have a big disconnect going, we need people to socialize", said Donovan.

The Brazos Valley is giving thanks and giving back this week.

The players bagged potatoes and passed out stuffing, provided by the Rescue Mission.

"We couldn't do it without them".

"When I needed something they were here".

City Rescue Mission downtown served up a holiday feast for an estimated 1,200 people in need Wednesday
City Rescue Mission downtown served up a holiday feast for an estimated 1,200 people in need Wednesday. Credit Lindsey Kilbride WJCT News

In Exeter Township, Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church served up its annual community feast on Thursday.

Others enjoyed their Thanksgiving dinner delivered right to their doorsteps. Volunteers donate their Thanksgiving morning and their cars to drive meals to the needy in the greater Peoria area.

The Meals on Wheels-style event is put on by Epicures Catering.

It's a hot homemade traditional Thanksgiving meal served by over 1,000 volunteers in the community.

"It started off small", said volunteer Brad Bentz.

Riley said the number of people who attend annually has grown.

"Often a simple meal served with love is the first step in helping someone deal with homelessness or addiction", said John E. Saltee, director of the Ventura County Rescue Mission.

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