Hundreds fed warm Thanksgiving meal by Hope Ministries volunteers

There was a warm welcome at Hope Ministries on Thanksgiving along with a lot of warm food being served up!

More than one hundred volunteers gathered to prepare meals that would either be taken to homes or served at the center on Michigan Street.

This year nearly 700 meals were delivered to people that were homebound.

That's up compared to last year when 450 meals were delivered.

Plus about 300 people who walked in off the street were served.

Volunteers say it's a reminder of what the holiday is all about and that everyone should have a place to go for their special meal.

“My mom I have done this for ten years now,” says Monique VanWaeyenbrghe. “It's a family tradition and I live in Indianapolis and it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without doing this in the morning.”

As part of Hope Ministries' tradition the turkeys are cooked in a large roaster starting the night before thanksgiving.

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