STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Christmas is usually a time to spend with your family and those close to you, but sometimes it's inevitable that you might have to work.
That's the case with servicemen like firefighters.
And in Starkville, members of the community came together to bring the feeling of home to them.
"It's just a community effort to show the firefighters how much we really appreciate that they're away from their families on Christmas. I have four daughters, two are here with me, and I couldn't imagine spending Christmas away from my family. And they do it all the time," said organizer Lisa McReynolds.
One firefighter expressed his appreciation and said that it was shared among all those working Christmas.
"It means a lot to us to have people take the time to come out and put the time into cooking the food and especially to get out in this weather. Because it's bad weather. And we all just really appreciate it," said Andy Sharp of the Starkville Fire Department.
"You know I hope that something like this would catch on to where it'd be an annual event or even major holidays where we can do something like this," added McReynolds.
Organizers hope that this event will catch on for more than just firefighters and extend to other servicemen and women.