La Vergne Middle students give Thanksgiving meal to those in need

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Students in La Vergne are making sure everyone gets a Thanksgiving meal.

Hundreds at La Vergne Middle School volunteered their time to cook dinner Tuesday night.

Anyone from the community is invited to come for free.

“The idea came from when I was named principal at my last school, Central Middle School. It was a way that I wanted to build community and school relations. So in doing that, the idea hit me. Why not do it for Thanksgiving and have what is called Project Feed?” said principal Cary Holman.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

“This is kind of one of the best ways to engage with the community and students and parents and family, and let them know that our school cares about community,” added Brayan Bunyi, school counselor.

“Some people may not get to have a hot Thanksgiving meal, and we’re able to provide that as well as fellowship with them. That warms my heart!” said Valencia Staten, the sixth grade dean.

The school-wide project serves about 750 dinners every year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.