HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Main St.United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg open it's doors each Christmas to help feed those who are less fortunate.
More than 300 people were in attendance for the 14th annual Christmas day luncheon.
Lisa Young, Event Coordinator, said the sense of communion between visitors and volunteers created a warm atmosphere, "A place on Christmas Day for people to come to get a hot meal and some fellowship.we have members of the church who come and volunteer and we have people outside the church that hear about it and come and volunteer."
Volunteers assisted in serving lunches to people from all over the community.
A line was provided for those in need of clothing and canned goods.
"It's great to come out every Christmas, it puts everything into perspective and pretty much at this point it's become a tradition for our family. we have a lot of people who are repeat patrons and I've seen some people here for the last ten years." said Ronald Young, a 14 year volunteer.
Church members donated proceeds for the event through their White Christmas Candlelight Service held each Sunday before Christmas.