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Feed My Sheep gives back to veterans in need on Veterans Day

Vets say they appreciate the opportunity to be thanked for their service. (Photo source: WLOX News) Vets say they appreciate the opportunity to be thanked for their service. (Photo source: WLOX News)
The dinning hall was full of men and women who have served in the military. (Photo source: WLOX News) The dinning hall was full of men and women who have served in the military. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Feed My Sheep staff say they're always looking for food donations, so they continue to provide hot meals to those in need. (Photo source: WLOX News) Feed My Sheep staff say they're always looking for food donations, so they continue to provide hot meals to those in need. (Photo source: WLOX News)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Feed My Sheep volunteers and staff serve hundreds of meals a day to those in need, and for Veterans Day, those meals didn't stop.

"We just want to honor our veterans. Each and every day, not just today, but each and every day because they are a true blessing to us," Feed My Sheep Assistant Director Christina Lipke said.

While the kitchen staff got ready to serve, the dinning hall was full of men and women who have served in the military. They say it feels good to be recognized and appreciated.

"It's very appreciated. It makes you feel good," Veteran John Pollick said.

Some volunteers in the kitchen are considered vets, too. They say they feel honored to be able to give back to those who have risked their lives for those in their country.

"It gives me a pleasure to be here," six year volunteer Toni Adams said. "They helped me do my hours for Habitat so I could get my home. So I'm trying to give back what they helped me with. I enjoy coming here, and I enjoy the people and talking to them, you know, and to listen to them and then feed them."

"I get up at 4:00 every morning and I come Monday through Friday. Being here you meet all walks of life and I mean it's just amazing. To be able to help someone, it could be just a simple word that gives a person a smile that day, it means a lot to me," three year volunteer Pamela Harper said.

Veterans say they appreciate any opportunity they get to be thanked for their commitments to their country.

"I'm very happy that I served my country!" Robinson said with a smile.

Feed My Sheep staff say they're always looking for food donations, so they continue to provide hot meals to those in need. For information on how you can help or donate, visit www.feedmysheepgulfport.org.

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