NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) - Two hundred people spent their Thanksgiving Eve preparing dinner for 1,300 needy people, in Niagara Falls.
It was part of the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission annual ‘Pie Party.’ The 200 volunteers sliced pies, scooped cranberry sauce, and wrapped utensils. They will deliver the dinners on Thanksgiving Day to the needy.
“You know that we don’t want to see not one person without a meal on tomorrow, which is a day of Thanksgiving and gratitude,” a volunteer said.
One volunteer said she understands how it feels to go without. She drove an hour to Niagara Falls from Strykersville to lean a helping hand.
Kids even played part in the meal preparation. Some children finger painted and decorated brown bags to place Thanksgiving meals in.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission Leaders say this has been the largest number of volunteers they have had in years. They are hoping to change lives through passing out these meals on Thanksgiving Day.
“This is a way for the body of Christ to really come together and shine the light of Christ to the community. It’s a lot of people who are really hurting and suffering out there,” said Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission Organizer, Shaun Smith.
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