St. Vincent's, Volunteers Bring Meals to the Elderly and Disabled | News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An 18-year tradition at St. Vincent's Health Care made a difference in the lives of the less fortunate by teaming up with Meals on Wheels and dozens of volunteers toprovide warm meals for those in need.
"To be able to do this every year around the holidays, it's great," the Executive Chef said. "We have more than we thought would turn out. It's a good thing"
They cooked up a Thanksgiving feast for the elderly and disabled, those who might not have anyone else to turn to.
"I'm just having a good time," one volunteer said. "This is what Thanksgiving is all about, just helping others."
The meals were placed in to-go boxes and taken outside to fill up nearly 50 cabs full of food. Mayor Alvin Brown stopped by the event with his family .
"It's a great time of the year to reflect and give back to those who are homeless, hopeless, who don't have a family to provide a Thanksgiving meal and we're just out here doing our small part," the Mayor said
With everyone's help, more than 500 meals were hand delivered and greeted with grateful smiles.
"Having all these volunteers out here, these cab drivers delivering food... I think it shows that when we work together, we can achieve and do anything," Brown said.