KANSAS CITY, Mo. - How do you explain Thanksgiving to a family that's never celebrated the holiday?
That's where Della Lamb Community Services steps in for the thousands of refugees it has helped resettle to the Kansas City area. Part of that task is also providing the families with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
This year the community service organization is slated to help 1,200 families made up of refugees, but also locals who can't afford a turkey dinner with all the fixings.
"I hope and pray along with many others that these families will take these groceries back and enjoy a joyous day of celebration," said Judy Akers with Della Lamb. "That a day that might otherwise be filled with dread and defeat or hopelessness, turns in to a day of miraculous celebration."