'Our family is our community’: Rescue Mission brings those in need and volunteers together at Thanksgiving Feast

Community bonds over food and Thanksgiving spirit

ROANOKE, Va. – Hundreds of people in need enjoyed a warm Thanksgiving Day meal thanks to the Rescue Mission Ministries and volunteers.

After the Drumstick Dash, the Rescue Mission hosted its annual Thanksgiving Day Feast.

It’s a chance a to bring the community together, volunteers and those in need, even if they live different lives.

“A lot of times what we do, we say ‘I’m going to hang out with my family’. Our family is our community and that’s what this is about is sitting down with those in your community no matter who they are and sharing this time with them," said Kevin Berry, Community Outreach and Marketing Manager at Rescue Mission.

If you want to learn how to give back with Rescue Mission Ministries in Roanoke, click here.

About the Author:

Megan Woods is thrilled to be back home and reporting at Local 4. She joined the team in September 2021. Before returning to Michigan, Megan reported at stations across the country including Northern Michigan, Southwest Louisiana and a sister station in Southwest Virginia.