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Kansas City area volunteers spend Thanksgiving feeding others

Posted at 5:33 AM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 06:33:33-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There was no shortage of good news across the Kansas City area Thursday as the homeless enjoyed hot meals and shut-ins had Thanksgiving dinners delivered to their doors.

Jimmie Jackson told 41 Action News his faith in God inspires him to stay up all night cooking for the homeless.

Jackson puts that food on tables set in a Northeast Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhood.

"I think that He calls on me and tells me, 'Hey, go out there and give back,'" Jackson said.

The thanks from those he serves fills him with emotion.

"Just them saying, hey you know, God bless you, it makes you feel good," Jackson said.

Meals on Wheels volunteers in Lee's Summit spent part of their Thanksgiving holiday delivering meals to people who might have gone hungry.

"A lot of these people are totally by themselves and they don't have any other way to get a nice Thanksgiving dinner," Susie Newsam, Board Chair for Meals on Wheels of Lee's Summit, said.

Thelma Spears was one of those thrilled to get a turkey dinner.

"Well, I don't have to worry about getting something to eat and I don't have to go out to get it," Spears said. "So at my age now, I'm 91, it's just wonderful."