Volunteers deliver Thanksgiving meals to working residents

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — Volunteers from three local churches came together on Thanksgiving morning to deliver meals to those who could not spend the holiday with their families.

The group of volunteers spent their morning visiting local convenience stores, hospitals, police departments, and fire stations, to hand out meals to those who were working on Thanksgiving Day.

The pastor at Ember Church in Middletown, which organized this year’s event, said they had no trouble finding willing volunteers who were excited to help out.

“People jump at the opportunity. We had more than 80 people prepping last night and about 100 today,” said Pastor Mark Carpenter. “They want to care for their neighbor. They want to love people, so they jump at the opportunity to do it.”

Organizers worked to hand out approximately 500 meals.

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