Thanksgiving comes a day early for the homeless living at the Jesus Center

From turkey to stuffing to pumpkin pie, those living here at the new Jesus Center got to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.

Posted: Nov 24, 2021 5:44 PM
Updated: Nov 24, 2021 5:45 PM

CHICO, Calif. - People at the Jesus Center had Thanksgiving a day early as volunteers helped serve meals. 

Volunteers decorated tables and served up plates full of Thanksgiving favorites to the homeless living at the Jesus Center Wednesday.

Several volunteers showed up to serve the meals and bring things like coffee and dessert too.

One volunteer who shared it meant a lot to her to give back to what she calls the most vulnerable population in her community.

"It brings joy to us to be able to be here and help others, we have worked our whole lives and now we have time to volunteer and this beautiful new Jesus Center facility is amazing and greeting the participants and helping them have a happy thanksgiving,” said volunteer Shari Mccracken.

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"What is so fun about this facility is that we really get to dig in with the folks that live here and so this is just another way of telling them that they matter, and they are treasured and community members who come and help serve and a special preparation of a Thanksgiving meal is for them,” said Executive director for the Jesus Center Laura Coostona.

Coostona said they served around 50 people a Thanksgiving meal.

Each person living at the Jesus Center was allowed to bring one guest to join them for their Thanksgiving meal.

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