JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Local community action groups joined in the masses on Christmas to help feed the hungry.
The Stewpot Community Service in Jackson has been serving the community for over 25 years. This year they continued the tradition with 250 volunteers helping out from all over the state.
"There were just folks from everywhere. There were people from Greenville, people from Vicksburg. People that just wanted to be a part of the experience," said Executive Director of Stewpot, Frank Spencer.
Some local volunteer's have been helping out for years. Bert Rubisky and his daughter have been coming for 10 years.
"My daughter, wife and I enjoy very much helping the cause during Christmas. Helping people that need food," Rubisky said.
Meanwhile, a local Brandon restaurant decided to get involved with helping the hungry this year.
Remembering When opened their doors from 11 o'clock to 2 o'clock Friday afternoon for those that wanted to gather and fellowship.
"It's not necessarily for the people who don't have the money to buy a meal, it's just for people who want to come and fellowship," said Sherelle Grim, the daughter of the restaurant owner.
Grim says volunteering and helping runs in the family.
"Throughout the years, we've adopted families. We adopted a family once who, the mother was suffering from cancer."
The Stewpot Community Services and the Gateway Rescue Mission is also opening their doors for volunteer's to help on December 26th from noon until 12:30pm.
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