On Thursday, an Eau Claire mission took part in one of the nation's largest coordinated efforts to provide holiday meals to those who otherwise might not have had a meal at all.
The Hope Gospel Mission joined with more than 275 rescue missions across the United States to provide meals for the homeless and poor this Thanksgiving.
From noon to two, close to 50 volunteers and staff served all the traditional favorites to those in need.
Officials say they served more people in the first hour than they did all day last year.
Close to 250 people took advantage of Thursday's meal.
For more information on Hope Gospel Mission call 715-552-5566.