TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Thanksgiving may be just one week away, but there's one organization prepped and ready for the big day.
Eggs are being cracked. The chicken broth is pouring. Cornbread and white bread go in the mix along with spices and onions.
"We have a secret recipe that was founded by the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. We still follow it. It's not a secret, but we don't want to tell it," Dressing Committee Chairperson Janie Smith said.
"There are six stations, and we just start with that. We know how many eggs, how much spices and how many breads-everything," volunteer Marguerite Johnson said.
For more than 15 years, the ladies of the Women's Auxiliary have come together to accomplish what might seem like a daunting task.
"It makes me feel very good in the fact that when you come together, you can accomplish anything," Johnson added.
"God blesses me everyday for things that the Army does for different people, and I think we are doing a good thing for this world," volunteer Costa Hill said.
When complete, 45 aluminum bins will be filled and set aside for Thanksgiving.
"All of these people working on Thanksgiving day are volunteers from every walk of life. They're not all working for the Army or working for one place, but they come together on this one occasion to help with the deliveries," Smith added.
The Salvation Army volunteers will be delivering meals to Lee, Prentiss, Union and north Monroe counties.
Anyone who would like a meal delivered or to volunteer can call the Salvation Army in Tupelo at (662) 842-9222.