Every day of the year, three times a day, Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg serves meals to people in need.
Ham, turkey, whipped potatoes, green beans, and every type of dessert… they do it big.
Those serving it up do it to give back to the community.
“Kind of nice to give back and serve people that are less fortunate – you know, it’s a good experience,” said 12-year-old Ben Derury of Camp Hill.
“The fact that we have so much and these people don’t we’re happy to serve them and try to serve them a good meal,” said Dan Derury, Ben’s father.
Today is a reminder of what a warm meal truly means.
“It’s awesome that they’re willing to dedicate their time to come here and serve us food and take time out of their day,” said Albert Desper, a resident of Bethesda Mission.
Volunteer and mission resident Robert Dotson says the holidays are hard inside the mission. But, it’s meals and people at the emission who help him make it through.
“It’s nice because a lot of us don’t have families and as you’re a resident in the program you develop a brotherhood with each one of each other and so um this has become a family for me,” said Dotson.