NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – So many local churches across Hampton Roads give so much during the holiday season. It’s impossible to get to them all, but on Thursday 10 On Your Side stopped by the Calvary Revival Church in Norfolk to see what their Thanksgiving meals are all about.
“The girls are up in the middle of the night and then early in the morning preparing,” said Janeen McBath, co-pastor of Calvary Revival Church,
The Calvary Revival Church in Norfolk opened its doors Thursday morning to about 100 guests.
“We’re serving turkey with dressing. I mean, the real good fixings: macaroni and cheese, and I think collard greens today,” McBath said.
“The food is great. I couldn’t have fixed it better myself,” Said Carrie Herbert.
The volunteers come from the within the church, and from local colleges. Their dinner guests range from those in need to those simply in need of some company.
“I’m a member here, I’ve been a member for 12 years and I’m a senior. So I’m by my lonesome. So I decided to come out today to eat and fellowship with my friends,” said Herbert.
When all the work is over and the plates have been cleaned, co-pastor Jeneen McBath hopes feeding the homeless and the lonely will fuel the hearts and minds of those with more to give.
“We live in a world where everybody thinks about themselves. And they care about just number one. But it’s really time, just not at Thanksgiving, but every day that we give to someone else and we forget about ourselves for a moment and look at people that don’t have very much,” McBath said.
This isn’t the only time of year the church feeds those in need. They serve meals every Friday to one thousand people.