Roanoke restaurant and a church provide Thanksgiving meals for nearly 700 first responders

ROANOKE, Va. – While most people are enjoying a hot meal with their loved ones this Thanksgiving Day, hundreds of first responders are sacrificing their holiday dinner.

Lining up behind Wildwood Smokehouse, dozens of Fellowship Community Church volunteers opened their trunks to deliver food to first responders.

“When they have to be away from their families on Thanksgiving Day, it gives an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy a good meal,” Pastor Ken Nienke said.

Church volunteers packed bread as the owners of the barbecue restaurant rolled out the main course.