Macon Rescue Mission volunteers prep for Annual Thanksgiving feast

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Several volunteers are gearing up to serve all of the trimmings during the Thanksgiving feast at the Macon Rescue Mission.

At least 1500 meals are almost ready to be served on Thanksgiving.

Development Director Heather Griffin says, “We’ve had volunteers this week in here trying to help us prep for the turkeys and making cranberry sauce or helping us making macaroni and cheese, opening cans of greens beans.”

150 turkeys have already been cooked.

Griffin adds, “We had people here with fryers and they were frying turkeys, they were smoking turkeys out back and they were roasting them in the ovens.”

Dozens of volunteers are constantly in and out of the building ready to make someone’s holiday better than it has ever been before.

Hunter Hardy is a volunteer. He says, “It feels great.You get that feeling real deep inside of you and it just feels wonderful. Yeah, blessed. It feels amazing.”

Over 800 people will get their meals delivered to them. whether they’re disabled, elderly or just can’t get to the center. That includes residents living in Macon, Warner Robins, Perry and Milledgeville.

Griffin explains, “Everybody deserves a nice meal on Thanksgiving. We want to bless the people that we come in contact with and we want to share that gospel and love of Jesus Christ with everyone that we can.”

The Rescue Mission will also give bags of canned goods to families on Thursday.



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