Salvation Army feeds 500+ at Thanksgiving feast - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Salvation Army feeds 500+ at Thanksgiving feast

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The Salvation Army fed more than 500 people Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. The Salvation Army fed more than 500 people Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday.
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

More than 500 of the Hub City's less fortunate are going to bed with full stomachs after nearly 200 volunteers fed them a free Thanksgiving meal at the Salvation Army Thursday.

When the doors opened, nearly 100 people waiting in line were served by a kitchen full of volunteers.

They got a full Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, yams, and pie.

The guests had a hard time picking favorites.

"I liked all of it," James Beavers said as he finished his roll.

"Everything was good," Bobby Fischer said. Fischer is homeless and says this is his first year eating Thanksgiving with the Salvation Army.

"I love the dressing but my favorite part were these two [people] right here and these wonderful people that fed us," James Victory said.

The Salvation Army kitchen was staffed by volunteers of all ages.

We asked the Guerrero brothers and their cousin what they did to help out.

"Serve, serve, serve," they said.

"I did pie, salads, and drinks," Skylar Elrod said.

While some volunteers were there for their 8th year, it was the first time for the Salvation Army's new kitchen manager.

"I enjoyed it. I'm doing what I like doing best; cooking and helping out people," Frenche Llerichard said.

People were working as early as 7 o'clock in the morning to make sure that no one went hungry on this Thanksgiving Day.

"That somebody actually cares enough to take their time for other people beside their families or themselves - that's what God would be proud of," Fischer said.

"It's a blessing I've never had in my whole entire life," Mae Victory said.

The blessings were shared by those who helped make it happen.

"I'm more blessed and I can bless other people that come here," Iasiah Guerrero said.

"If we had a good meal and they didn't, it wouldn't be right," Elrod said.

The Salvation Army is always looking for new volunteers.

 If you'd like to volunteer, you can visit their website at www.uss.salvationarmy.org/uss/www_uss_lubbock.nsf.

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