LEE COUNTY, FL –
The Lamb of God Church in Fort Myers delivered over 6,000 Thanksgiving meals today. That equals 400 turkeys, six tons of sides and 2,000 cups of gravy and cranberry sauce.
For the last decade, the Lamb of God Church and hundreds of volunteers personally deliver a Thanksgiving feast to those less fortunate. This year we tagged along for a few deliveries and was reminded of what Thanksgiving is really all about.
“They get turkey. They get green beans. They get sweet potatoes,” said Arthur Nicolleti with Feeding the 5000.
All the fixings of a Thanksgiving feast were loaded up into one tray for those who needed it most.
“We’re lucky to have. We’re even luckier to give,” said Tom Mullins, founder of Feeding the 5000.
It’s a lesson you are never too young to learn.
“Because Thanksgiving is a special holiday, and some people don’t have enough money to get food,” said Kasandra Borgerink, a volunteer.
After a week of preparation, 600 volunteers drove around town delivering more than 6,000 Thanksgiving meals. From one house to the next, they dropped of more than a meal.
“I just love seeing their faces when they get a Thanksgiving meal,” said Noah Mulholland, a volunteer. “Sometimes people cry and sometimes I cry too.”
“It means a lot…a whole lot. Times are kind of hard right now,” said one person who received a meal.
The real meaning of Thanksgiving — when complete strangers are thankful for one another.
Original article published on NBC-2.com.