King family prepares for annual Thanksgiving feast for community

A Warner Robins family is sharing their Thanksgiving with those who have no place to go this holiday.

For the past 8 years, Jan King has prepared food for others during the holiday season as a way to give back.

Gabrielle Dawkins took a trip to Warner Robins to see what is cooking.

Jan King says you can serve love out of a kitchen.

"I've been cooking a long time," says King. "I always loved feeding people and giving back. Food is like love to me and that is how I show my love," King continued.

For the past three days, with the help of her family, she's worked on this Thanksgiving feast.

"As I'm cooking, they are cleaning," says King.

And it has become a tradition to invite the town, whether it's the needy, veterans, or just people with no place else to go.

"It's actually for everybody. It's for that kid that can't make it home for college, and if they need a meal, they can come out and eat and fellowship," says King.

The complete list of items include turkeys, collard greens, fried chicken, cakes, lima beans, pies and more.

They normally feed about 150 people each year.

"My ultimate goal is to have a rescue mission here in Warner Robins so I can have a building to take in the homeless, so they can work their way from being homeless to being successful with a job," says King.

King says she plans to continue this giving of love for years to come.

The event is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Middle Georgia Conference Center located at 706 North Houston Road in Warner Robins.

 

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