On Thursday, about 72 volunteers helped prepare and serve the food, said Jeff Keplar, director of community relations for Rescue Mission Ministries.
But the process of preparing the tons of food necessary to feed all those guests began about a week ago, he
,We,ve been cooking turkeys day and night so we can be ready,, Keplar
Along with the turkeys, workers and volunteers cooked 225 pounds of beans, 225 pounds of peas, 750 pounds of mashed potatoes, 350 pounds of stuffing and 500 pounds of sweet potatoes.
Guests drank about 40 gallons of coffee and 100 gallons of cold drinks, he
They also dined on about 185 pies, Keplar
,We used almost everything.We were down to the bottom,, he
thanked the community for their support of the mission.He
said that it had been a great day and that it was wonderful to help people who would not have likely had a good Thanksgiving dinner otherwise.
,Everyone should be able to enjoy Thanksgiving in America,, he