GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without family which is why many of the volunteers say they spent a portion of their holiday giving back to the community.
More than 40 volunteers of all ages spent the morning preparing a variety of Thanksgiving dishes while enjoying live music.
Once it was time to eat, they began the meal with a prayer, then it was time to dig in and wait for the reaction of those who were enjoying the warm dinner.
"I think its just really about seeing the smiles on their faces. It leaves a warm feeling", says Madalyn Barnes who volunteered.
"It's definitely great giving back and just seeing everyone's faces getting food, it's really nice. It makes me feel happy to see that we could for this community", says Tatum Menon who volunteered as well.