TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Local volunteers cooked free meals and gave away clothes to people in need at the Tupelo Salvation Army.
"I actually live on the railroad tracks right by here," said Kenneth Hill.
Kenneth hill is one of many people in Tupelo that's not sure where his next meal is coming from.
This is why lee county locals Jermandy Jackson and Lawrence Lindsay took today to hand out free hot meals and snacks to the homeless.
"With him coming out to give us blankets and shoes things like that and feed us, it's a blessing to us and all," said Hill.
Just a day after Thanksgiving, Jackson and Lindsay also decided to give away clothes donated by others in the community.
This, to make sure those without homes have what they need to stay warm as December is nearing.
"It's through the grace of God that we all are alive and for us to have a blessing, you have to give to receive," said Hill.
Hill said in addition to being homeless, the pandemic makes it harder to stay safe.
He added events like this, organized by Jackson, helps people like him to replace things they lost because of living on the street.
"Because of the virus this week, like I said, I'm homeless. I live on the tracks in a tent. They plowed my tent down, so now I've had to move down and now I'm gathering things again," said Hill.