More than 1000 meals served at St. Vincent’s dining hall
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Among hardships and stumbles, each of us has something we are grateful for.
“I am grateful for a lot. I don’t have much but I am grateful for everything I have. This here is just perfect, just perfect,” says Angela Doriza, guest at St. Vincent’s dining room. “I do not have a family and i believe that this here gives us a sense of community together as a family,” she says.
“I am still alive, 83 years old, that’s pretty good and volunteering, I don’t think I’ll ever quit,” says Henry Deber, volunteer.
To celebrate the holiday, a Thanksgiving meal was served at St. Vincent’s dining room.
More than 1000 people showed up to enjoy good food in good company.
“Some are homeless but not all of them, some of them just don’t have the means to have a Thanksgiving of their own, so you know we all have this strong desire to give everybody a little hope and love during the holidays,” says Marie Baxter, CEO at Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.
150 volunteers were in charge of a beautiful turkey dinner, that more than feeding the body, fed the soul for many guests.
“I didn’t even have to get up and get my plate, it was served to me, and that’s a blessing, I can’t believe it,” says Ed Figueron, guest at the dining room. “This is here is the greatest blessing I got here in this city.”