GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Some of those who needed to take advantage of the free meal couldn't make it to the Elks Lodge for the Salvation Army Dinner. Instead, it was brought to them.
Thursday morning, over 300 people went to Canyonview Vineyard Church to deliver Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate.
Volunteers prepared the meals the night before. They were then distributed to the elderly who have difficulties getting around, shut-ins, people who are recovering from surgery, as well as those who have difficulty getting around the valley.
Those with Canyonview Vineyard Church said the best part of the annual event is seeing the community come together.
"To be able to walk the walk and share the experience with other people, it's a great opportunity. To be the hands and feet for the community is what it really is," said Bryan Reed with Canyonview Vineyard Church.
Colorado Mesa University provided their kitchen to help prepare the food, and the Salvation Army helped with organizing meal deliveries. Of course, they said they couldn't do this each year without their volunteers.
They encourage anyone who is interested to get involved and sign up for next years meal delivery.