COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Two local organizations prepared a Thanksgiving feast for those who are less fortunate in the Columbus community.
American Veterans Post 9 and St. Paul United Methodist Church teamed up to cook food on Tuesday. They served hot meals the homeless and homeless veterans at the Rosehill Safehouse on Hamilton Road.
The goal was to feed about 200 people and for Christmas, they intend to feed between 225 and 250 people.
“All of us that are veterans and the people from the church, its just being able to be involved in the community and help other people and make sure they’re taken care of right. I just wish we could do more of that as a big body of people. There are so many of us here and there’s a lot of people that are stepping up,” said Jose Guevara with American Veterans Post 9.
Not only did they feed the homeless, they did so in style by preparing a gourmet Thanksgiving meal, unlike traditional turkey and ham.
Organizers say they’re just doing their part by giving back.