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Kent County Church Serves Up Thanksgiving Meals for Needy

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Volunteers in Kent County took time out of their Thanksgiving Day schedules to help those who are homeless and in need of a little holiday cheer.

Calvary Church on Thursday welcomed the homeless and needy, as well as those who were lonely and may not be able to eat Thanksgiving dinner with their families, for a holiday meal.

"I think it's awesome that we have at least 300 volunteers here today that come in and help out. They're able to help these people and encourage them and be a blessing also," said Diane Breeding, an organizer with the church.

A line formed outside the church before the doors opened and once inside, guests were given plates with Thanksgiving staples like turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.

"It warms you up. It lets you know that people do care out there," said Joan Layton, who has attended the event for years. 

The church also sent those who came in person home with a box of goods to take home on a day of giving to those in need.

In addition to the food served at the church, volunteers delivered meals to people across the county. Breeding said roughly 1,300 meals were given to people who live or gather in places like shelters.

Victoria Fitzhugh-Zebley helped coordinate last-minute deliveries. She said it was difficult setting the up routes that volunteers would use to drop off meals but still a rewarding experience.

Not everybody is as fortunate and it's nice to be able to help people," she said.

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