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Volunteers deliver over 1,000 meals to those in need in Pensacola

Pensacola, Florida (WRKG) — After weeks of preparation, Waterfront Rescue Mission volunteers provided more than 100 Thanksgiving meals to those in need.

“I’ve been cooking turkey for the past week… but every time I put it in or take it out, I think of someone who’s hungry and wants this,” said Waterfront Rescue Mission member. Melvingrace said.

The Waterfront Rescue Mission serves people experiencing homelessness, struggling with addiction, or facing other battles.

Volunteers provided 400 meals at the Pensacola site and delivered 1,200 meals to those unable to reach shelters.

Josh Lilly and his sons volunteered to distribute meals today. They told us he was once on the receiving end of the meal.

“I’m only here to help people, to encourage those who may be going through difficult times. I’m happy to be able to encourage them,” said Lilly.

Volunteer efforts encapsulated the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

“To give up your time, your effort, your knowledge, your experience, your hopes and let someone else know that you don’t have to be down, you have love in your heart.” “I don’t think much of it, but I think it’s a gift to other homeless people and what hope is still alive.” increase.”

Grace, who is homeless herself, wants people in her community to support each other.

“Don’t just look, look. And today is the day to give back to the less fortunate,” he said.

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