VELTRI DINNER Volunteers Plan To Feed 2,500 As Veltri Dinner Continues
Reported by: Kristin Keeling
Videographer: Bob Frank
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Nov. 22, 2012 11:19 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 22, 2012 12:04 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Some volunteers spent their Thanksgiving making sure that thousands of people enjoyed a traditional turkey dinner with all of the trimmings. It's a capital city tradition nearly 50 years in the making.
Hundreds of volunteers took part in the Frank Veltri Dinner at First Baptist Church of Charleston on Shrewsbury Street. The Veltri's hope was that dinners would continue to be prepared every year for the homeless and those who are unable to cook for themselves.
Volunteers prepared turkey, ham and mashed potatoes in hopes of serving nearly 2,500 meals.
"We had forty hams, we've increased our green beans and corn. Last year, we ran out of corn so we increased it this year. We increased the cranberry sauce and we're hoping that we have enough food to feed anyone who needs it," one volunteer said.
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