Augusta shelters serve up Thanksgiving dinner

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November 22, 2006

Augusta shelters are making sure the homeless have a hot meal this Thanksgiving holiday.

Shelters spent the day preparing food for Thanksgiving.

Most of James Foreman's life he's cooked for people, and that's why it's so natural for him to volunteer and cook a Thanksgiving meal for someone who otherwise may not get one.

"You got to be particular about preparing food, for you to make sure it's right and taste good," he told News 12.

Susie Greene is one of the directors at Garden City Rescue Mission, a men's shelter that has 50 men and is at full capacity.

"There has not been one day in the last two weeks that I've been here that there hasn't been one person come by," she said.

Garden City Rescue Mission is opening its doors for the first time to the public for a Thanksgiving feast and they expect to feed over 250 people.

For one day the shelter will transform to provide a meal to anyone, an idea Susie came up with four years ago.

"Open to anybody that is hungry," she said. "We are here to feed them."

Four hams, twelve turkeys, and all of the fixin's later, it's that one ingredient called love that puts the icing on the cake.

It's not too late to get down to the Garden City Rescue Mission.

Volunteers started serving Thanksgiving dinner just a few minutes ago and will continue until 7 o'clock tonight.

Tomorrow the Augusta Rescue Mission on Walker Street will begin serving at 11 o'clock in the morning. At Laney High School, Thanksgiving dinner is sponsored by Golden Harvest Food Bank and Greater Young Zion. And Lots Ministries on Broad Street will also serve Thanksgiving lunch.