Salvation Army and nearly 100 volunteers feed more than 400 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Salvation Army and nearly 100 volunteers feed more than 400

By Michael Slother - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Salvation Army and more than 100 volunteers helped the hungry and the homeless. It started with a community Thanksgiving meal for those without a place to go and continued with their Survive the Night program.

Jerry McDade came for the first time. "It's a blessing that they take their time to come be with others. It's a blessing," he told us as he waited to be served.

More than 420 meals just like Jerry's were fed to the hungry. 40 donated turkeys, 500 pounds of yams, dressing, salad, and green bean casserole combined for the complete Thanksgiving meal.

Randy Winter comes every year and appreciates all the Salvation Army does. "Every year we come over here," Winter continued. "We enjoy the food and they fill us up pretty good over here."

After a volunteer brought Jerry his plate, he told us about the food. "Just like mom's home cooking, it's very nice, real good," he said.

This is the 8th year Joni Lynch has volunteered. "Once you've been here, it's hard not to come back," Lynch says the people they serve motivate her to give back. "You can just see it in their eyes that they're thankful. They'll always say thank you and God bless you," said Lynch.

"Another blessed day," Jerry said. "The Lord has blessed me to see another year, being around family and friends."

All the leftover food was taken out to Lubbock's streets as a part of Survive the Night. They take food and warm clothes to homeless people throughout the Hub City. On Thursday, 12 people were fed and one was brought into the shelter.

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