Thanksgiving Tradition to Serve Others

by Danielle Cotterman on November 24, 2011 at 11:44 am

A number of volunteers took time away from their own Thanksgiving meal to serve those less fortunate.

Christ’s Table in Zanesville served their traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. Kitchen Coordinator Tina Williams has spent hours preparing to give the community in need the warm meal.

"They are so grateful to be able to come in, there are a lot of them that tell us if we wasn’t here they wouldn’t get a hot meal everyday," said Williams. ‘It means a lot to them to be able to come and eat."

Volunteers Scott Zemba and his two oldest children have been volunteering to serve the meal for the past 5 years.

"You have to teach those kids at a very young age, just in a world that is full of entitlement and I think we’ve all known that and seen it, you’ve really got to get in these kids heads how important it is to be able to help people," said Zemba.

In addition to the more than 200 meals expected to be served Thursday. More than 160 were delivered that morning to the homebound.