HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hundreds of underprivileged families and the homeless in the Hattiesburg area got a hot and early Thanksgiving meal
Tuesday, thanks to an organization which has been feeding the needy for nearly a generation.
It was the 28th year Christian Services, Inc. hosted a turkey day lunch, complete with dressing, green beans and dessert.
There was holiday music and lots of smiles from the dozens of volunteers who made this a special time for people in need.
"If there was only one or two people that showed up, we'd be blessed," said Bill Prout, executive director of Christian Services, Inc. "But, my goodness, when you see the community turn out like they are today, then it blesses us that we are able to feed them," he said.
"It's wonderful, they give people a free Thanksgiving meal that can't get any," said Leslie Binion, who was delivering several of the meals to elderly residents who are homebound.
"This is a very special day and a way to say thank you to our brothers and sisters that might need a little bit more than they have," said Vance Moore, a volunteer from Hattiesburg's Central Christian Church.
Organizers said they were prepared to serve up to 2,000 meals.