Hunger affects over 100,000 people in the Tennessee Valley, leaving many without a Thanksgiving meal.
Today, the Rose of Sharon is allowing people to celebrate the holiday with a proper Thanksgiving lunch. This celebration has hot food, friends, and fellowship.
Theresa Wilson, The Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen president and CEO, said, ” I was excited last night. I couldn’t sleep, because I knew that my friends were going to be here.”
Volunteers take time to serve over 2,000 meals every month. They say Thanksgiving wouldn’t be as special without the Rose of Sharon community.
“We’re playing games. We’re laughing. We’re telling stories with one another. This is what Thanksgiving is about,” said Wilson.
The Rose of Sharon serves breakfast and lunch from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM every Monday through Friday.