A line of more than 200 people formed at the Homeless Alliance’s Day Shelter in Oklahoma City on Wednesday for a Thanksgiving feast.
Kinsey Crocker, the nonprofit’s communications director, said they handed out more than 270 free meals as part of their annual tradition.
“In the past few days, we’ve had 70 volunteers step up to make this meal possible,” she said. “It’s incredible to see folks want to give up their time and help others in our community and help our neighbors without a home.”
Local businesses and organizations, including Hal Smith Restaurant Group and Francis Tuttle Technology Center, donated food and time to help provide a turkey and multiple sides to people experiencing homelessness.
“This work comes easy to me. I want to give back,” said Delbert Briggs, Kitchen Supervisor at the Homeless Alliance.
Briggs has worked with the Homeless Alliance for 10 years. He said he knows how much a good meal can help.
“We just want them to have the very best, wholesome meal that we can provide,” he said.
The Salvation Army, Grace Rescue Mission, and other organizations hosted a free Thanksgiving meal on Thursday.
Crocker said they are collecting donations of heavy coats, gloves, and other winter apparel for the winter season.