Hundreds fed at Nashville Rescue Mission on Thanksgiving


Carol Isaak of Newport started volunteering with UGMTC four years ago.

There were more than 400 volunteers helping with today's deliveries and serving meals, many of them saying got so much more back than what they're giving.

CEO Dan Sieburg says crews were able to power through it and get things done as scheduled, something long-time clients are thankful for.

"This year we are anticipating about 2,000 meals served. I want to give them - let people know, there is hope out there", volunteer Robert said.

Pitching in for this meal, H-E-B provided a credit toward the turkey purchases, and Peace Lutheran Church baked and bought around 100 pies.

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"We just want to be the hands and feet of Jesus to these people", Connell said. His family donates time and money.

"The Bible says poor will always be with you, so you just have to come out and help", she said. This is the 34th year they have organized the meal drive.

Earlier this week, volunteers packed thousands of bags with groceries for Thanksgiving dinners-the nonprofit's 60th year of doing so.

500 of those meals were served on Thursday and people who received those meals told WAAY 31 how thankful they were for a warm meal this holiday season. "Gloria is unbelievable and she just reaches out, she just never stops", said Ruth.

The annual Thanksgiving community meal will be held from 11 1 City Auditorium located at 221 E. Kiowa Street.