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Church delivers free meals to the hungry

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Hundreds of volunteers at a West Monroe church are helping feed the hungry during the holidays.

Volunteers have been working for almost 24 straight hours cooking, plating, and stacking over 3,000 Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate.

"Dressing, green beans, corn, gingerbread cake... We want them to just open the box and say Thanksgiving," says Donna Minter, volunteer.

Thousands across Monroe and West Monroe were saying thanks to the volunteers delivering meals, but some were also asking why the church was doing this.

Senior Pastor, Shane Warren, says his church provides the holiday meals because he sees a need for it.

"What we do is we target, with our church, strategic areas in our city that we know has the highest crime rates or the highest family issues," says Warren.

Warren says that to some families in need, it means a lot more than just a hot meal.

"We try to help bring hope and healing and strength to families and just try to be a resource and help our community especially the troubled areas, so that we'll make our community a better place to live," Warren says.

Free of charge, the Assembly of West Monroe is spreading a little love and holiday cheer in the Twin Cities.

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