Kingsport church delivers meals to first responders working on Christmas day

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) –While many people had the opportunity to spend the Christmas holiday with family, some first responders spent the day working 24 hour shifts to make sure everyone stayed safe.

In order to spread a little christmas cheer to those working, members of Cassidy United Methodist Church in Kingsportpacked food boxes for people who work in nearby hospitals as well as firefighters and first responders.

We went along for the ride on one delivery as they headed to fire station #3 in Kingsport.

Captain John Hollowell told us the delivery made it feel a little more like home.

“They have taken time off their Christmas day to cook these meals, and I think they said 15 to 20 people were helping out in the kitchen, makes us all feel great. We have got 8 stations so we have 36 guys working today, its always nice to think the public is thinking of us,” Hollowell said.

Along with delivering hundreds of food boxes, the chuch also feeds more than 200 people every year at their fellowship hall.

Pastor Tom Hancock said it just keeps getting bigger every year.

“It keeps growing each and every year with the word that is spreading, and people calling in and wanting to be a part of not only to help people out but to be a part of the dinner as wel,” Hancock said.

Pastor Hancock said they have been feeding hundreds of people now for four years in a row.

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