GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. One local church group assembled Wednesday night to lend a helping hand to the community for Thanksgiving. A group of volunteers gathered at Canyon View Vineyard Church to put together 1,100 meals for those around the valley who wouldn't otherwise have a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday.
This has been an annual tradition for the church for 8 years now and volunteers say they're excited to have this opportunity to give back.
"I like that we're helping people and saying we love them," says Lacey Waters, volunteer.
“They're going to be going to people at the hospital, at hospice, to shut-inns, single moms, people who just aren't able to provide a meal themselves," says Kirk Yamaguchi, senior Pastor Canyon View Vineyard Church.
Food for the meals was prepared and donated by church members, along with the Salvation Army. More volunteers will meet at the church Thursday morning to help deliver the meals to their destinations.