Rescue Mission Serves Up Hope For The Holidays

Posted at 8:59 AM, Nov 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-24 19:34:12-05

Dozens of cooks and volunteers have worked to make sure everyone gets a hot meal this Thanksgiving.

Good deeds were rampant at the Nashville Rescue Mission on Thursday. It all began Thanksgiving morning when they served up breakfast and said they’d also be supplying people with a holiday lunch and dinner.

Over the course of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Mission was set to serve over 6,000 meals to the hungry, homeless, and hurting.

That's a big undertaking, requiring thousands of pounds of turkey, potatoes, gravy, dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, and pumpkin pie.

Volunteers arrived as early as 4 a.m. Thursday to start preparing for the day's meals.

They had to carve every turkey, chop every potato, and slice every pie.

Those with the Rescue Mission said:

"It's not just about serving them a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The meal might be the first step in reaching a man or woman struggling with homelessness or in the grip of addiction and guiding them down a new path. It's an opportunity to show them there is hope."

For more information on the Nashville Rescue Mission, click here.