Tradition of Superfeast continues in downtown Houston

Thousands of less fortunate residents packed the GRB today to enjoy a free holiday meal

November 28, 2013 8:43:56 PM PST
For those who can't spend Thanksgiving with their families, the Citywide Club has another option. The Superfeast was held downtown at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This has been a long-standing tradition in Houston at the GRB.

In fact, this year marks 35 years volunteers have been helping those in need during the holidays. Dozens of volunteers gathered to get everything lined up for today's Thanksgiving Superfeast, which got underway at 10am.

"It means giving them something they may not be able to have or cannot afford to have," said volunteer Tiffany Cooper. "It just means helping out on Thanksgiving -- what better day."

"God has given so much to us as individuals and as a church that we wanted to give back and what better way of showing how thankful you are than helping others who don't have what you do," said volunteer Debbie Krans.

An estimated 25,000 men, women and children showed up, not only to eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but also to get medical screenings. They were also able to make long distance calls to loved ones, at no charge.

They also received much needed items, like clothing, blankets, coats and household items. Those who attend can also get a free health screening.

A very important visitor took time to be at Superfeast as well. Santa Claus was on hand to take photos and visit with the children.

The doors are open until 4pm. Everyone is welcome.

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