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Columbus church feeds hundreds for free

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

From baked chicken to collard greens and probably every dessert you can think of one local church said they feed the spirit and also the hungry.

Hundreds gathered at Antioch Baptist Church in Columbus for a holiday feast Saturday.  Members told us they wanted to do something to help the community and bring everyone together.

Several other area churches joined in to celebrate the holidays as well.  The church says they've been planning the feast for quite a while and are delighted to help during these trying economic times.

"Jesus came on this Earth to serve and that's what we want to do. We want to serve the community and make sure everybody has something to eat," Associate pastor Rev. Lane Ogletree-Battle said. "If we can help somebody, while we are on this Earth, then our living will not be in vain."

Antioch Baptist Church reported feeding over 200 people.  They said they served food to anyone until it was all gone.

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