Baton Rouge families receive HOPE in the form of Thanksgiving dinner

Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - HOPE Ministries in Baton Rouge provided Thanksgiving dinner to local families in need.

"To see how these people who, a lot of them really need it, and to be able to help with that makes me feel good," said Anthony Anderson, HOPE Ministries volunteer.

On Tuesday, November 22, the organization gave away 100 Thanksgiving meals to North Baton Rouge families.

The meal comes with a turkey or ham voucher along with all the trimmings...sweet potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, gravy and bread.

HOPE Ministries had help from volunteers from Jordan and St Mark United Methodist Churches.

"It's a blessing due to the catastrophe that we've had, the flooding, you know to see their smiles," said Jamye Rooks, Assistant Youth Director for St. Mark United Methodist Church.   To know that we still care, we're a community, we're still together, we still love each other. It's a beautiful thing to see their faces and smiles and things of that nature."

HOPE Ministries will also give away meals and toys right before Christmas.

Click here to find out about other donation drives and holiday events happening throughout the holiday season.

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