In this season of giving, a Lauderdale County church is going just that. They gave time to help sort, prepare, and serve food at LOVE's Kitchen.
"When you put hands to Christ, you receive a blessing in return," said Pastor Dano Rainer of Arkadelphia Baptist Church. "For them to be able to give that blessing away, but also receive a blessing in doing what Christ called us to do, and that's go and reach the world."
"Everybody wants the holiday to be a holiday to everybody," said Fannie Johnson, director of LOVE's Kitchen. "Like I said, at Thanksgiving, nobody wants anybody to be hungry. A lot of us are really blessed; we want to share those blessings. The holiday just kind of brings that back to people."
Both Johnson and Rainer say it's important to help out during the holidays, but it's also important to keep helping throughout the rest of the year.
"It needs to be done throughout the whole year, but we seem to do it more this time of year because it's more real this time of year," said Rainer.
"Some of the people who come down here, they won't have any other place to go," said Johnson. "It's not just the eating. It's the company and having some place warm and safe and feeling that someone really cared enough about them to donate. That's just special to a lot of people."
Youngsters from the church passed out goody bags for kids who come to LOVE's Kitchen to eat.
LOVE's Kitchen can always use help and donations. If you'd like to do either, you may stop by the facility at 801 18th Avenue, or call 601-693-1409.