By Dave Elias, NBC2 Investigator – Nearly 1,000 stood in line Thursday at the Estero Lamb of God Church to receive Thanksgiving Day meals. However they weren’t standing in line for themselves, but rather others.
The 1,000 people were all volunteers from Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties. They were delivering dinner to more than 6,600 families.
“I think it’s pretty amazing actually that all of these people came out. They get all of this food together and they’ve giving it to people who need it.” said Chris Eldin.
Organizer Tom Mullins said the church is actually feeding fewer people this year.
“Last year we served over ninety six hundred people. This year we served just over sixty-two hundred people.” Mullins said.
He believes the economy in Southwest Florida has improved and that is just one reason for fewer people being served this year.
The group says it will begin planning next years event next month.