On Thanksgiving day, many organizations and volunteers did their part to make sure no family went hungry. Homeless people throughout Temple lined up at Feed My Sheep ministries for a warm meal.
For many people like Red and his dog Oso, places like Feed My Sheep is a blessing.
"I’m just here to get some food for myself, well mainly me, but Oso counts too," Red said.
Red and nearly 200 other people lined up for a free Thanksgiving meal. Not only was it a day to eat turkey and mashed potatoes. For Red, just being in the presence of others is all the more reason to be thankful.
"It means a lot. I haven’t been able to see my family in a long time," Red said.
It's the sixth year Feed My Sheep prepared Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless. A total of 95 volunteers throughout Central Texas sacrificed time with their own family to give back to the community.
"I’m glad they have somewhere to go,” Bell County employee Jeanette Compean said. “Especially on Thanksgiving Day. “It's been nice to talk to the community when all the individuals come in.”
Feed My Sheep feeds and provides personal service to the homeless all year around. Red says not only does the assistance keeps him coming back, but the delicious food as well.
"I had the ham, the turkey, and awesome green bean casserole," Red said.
The Salvation Army in Temple is offering Thanksgiving dinner on Friday from noon until 2 p.m.