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Video: A Local Church Offers Free Thanksgiving Meals

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BECKER, Miss. (WCBI)-The holidays are fast approaching. For some of us it is a time of joy, but for others it can cause heartache.

Turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce are just a few of the items that are a must for your plate on Thanksgiving. Despite the economy improving everyday, there are still those who cannot afford the few luxuries like a Thanksgiving meal. One group of Volunteers at Becker Baptist Church are using this time to reach out to those who are less fortunate.

“It’s an opportunity we have to feed those that are in need and we have been doing this about three years now. An opportunity to be a blessing to the community and reach out in ministry to those that have a need,” says Pastor Randy Spencer.

Volunteers have been preparing food all week to ensure the perfect Thanksgiving feast for those in the community.

“Been making dressing Thursday, made corn bread Wednesday and put it all together and putting all together and we are cooking all today,” says Sonny Reeves.

Pastor Randy Spencer says offering a warm meal opens a door to spreading a little generosity and fellowship.

“We are not only trying to feed them physically, but we want to feed them spiritually as well. And we have seen one person come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior for sure through this,” says Pastor Spencer.

People are still trying to get on their feet, Sonny says that’s why he wanted to do something to help.

“A lot of people are needy right now. You may not realize it, a lot of people are out of work. A lot of people out of a home. We just want do something kind of help everybody out,” says Reeves.

Many volunteers from Becker and other communities showed up to lend a helping hand.

Becker Baptist church served around 300 individuals.