Volunteers pack the Nashville Rescue Mission to feed the needy

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Volunteers packed the Nashville Rescue Mission Thursday morning to help feed the needy.

“Nashville has been good to us. The only thing we can do for them is to serve the under privilege people, give them our times,” said regular volunteer Ismail Adeymo, who moved from Nigeria nearly 30 years ago. “Some people wake up in the morning and they don’t even know where they are going to get a meal.”

An estimated 750 people are expected to receive Thanksgiving meals at the mission’s two campuses.

“We are out here volunteering, trying to give back to the community,” explained volunteer Shalanda Young.

“I come out here because I feel the need is great and it has truly changed my life,” said volunteer Tom Sowinski.

Breakfast service began at 6 a.m. Lunch was served at noon and with dinner to following at 6 p.m.