LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Those who were homebound or living alone in the Laurel area Thursday got good, traditional Thanksgiving meals, thanks to the folks at the Christian Food Mission. Volunteers prepared and delivered about 400 holiday lunches, which included turkey, green beans, sweet potatoes and fruit.
Normally on Monday-Friday, the facility cooks and delivers around 230 meals.
"Our prepared meals are exclusively delivered to people's homes who have a need because of health, because of being alone, a lot of widows," said Robert Smith, executive coordinator for the Christian Food Mission. "Besides the meals on wheels, we also have a food bank, where we deliver groceries to people," he said.
"Thanksgiving Day is just another day, because people have to eat every day," said John Ripley, a volunteer who was delivering about 30 holiday meals to senior citizens in the Ellisville area. "And I really enjoy it, I just couldn't imagine not delivering meals to the seniors," Ripley said.
The Christian Food Mission has been delivering meals to needy folks for 29 years.