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Thanksgiving Day community feedings held in Tupelo

Thousands were fed a hot meal throughout north Mississippi on Thanksgiving Day.

Posted: Nov 28, 2019 7:22 PM
Updated: Nov 29, 2019 6:08 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Hundreds of volunteers showed up at the Tupelo Salvation Army to deliver around 4,000 dinners for Thanksgiving.

The dinners were prepared on-site and then delivered by volunteers.

It was a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings.

The woman who started it all 50 years ago, Jennie Johnson, said it just goes to show what can happen when you try to do something good for others.

Several organizations, including local churches and civic groups, took part in the deliveries.

Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo also opened its doors to a group that has been giving away Thanksgiving meals for the past 30 years.

The Christians on the Move organization started delivering plates with just a small number of volunteers. 

Now, it's become a large community effort at Thanksgiving and Christmas with different groups and churches all working together for one cause. 

Christians on the Move was originally started by The Temple of Compassion and Deliverance in Tupelo.

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