Kearney brings back annual Thanksgiving community meal

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Community members in Kearney wanted to make sure everyone had a meal for Thanksgiving. The Kearney Area Concerned Citizens hosted their annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. They handed out hundreds of plates of ham, potatoes, corn and of course turkey.

Hundreds of people receive free meals for the annual community Thanksgiving dinner. (Credit: Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)

They say it's all about making sure no one is alone on the special holiday.

"When you see how happy the folks are to come down and not be alone at Thanksgiving," Tina Sheets, Volunteer Work Coordinator for the Kearney Area Concerned Citizens, said. "They can come down and visit with something and just not be by themselves, it's really rewarding to know we can help the community in this fashion."

With the weather leaving roads icy and snow covered, many people weren't able to come out to the event. Volunteers spent the afternoon making deliveries for them because bad weather wasn't going to stop them from feeding those who needed it.