The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission is serving more than 15,000 meals over the course of Thanksgiving week.
“The pancakes, the eggs, the breakfast that they’re giving us...we’re very thankful and grateful," said Collins McGriggs.
Volunteers showed up as early as 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving to start prepping breakfast and dinner. Breakfast at the mission will be served from 6 - 10 a.m. and Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 2 - 6 p.m.
Erin Jones, a Food Service Manager for CVRM, says the day would not be possible without the help of the community. All the food items they serve throughout the week are donated. “I once was out there when I didn’t have any place to be for Thanksgiving so coming here was a blessing," said Jones.
CVRM says their doors are open to anyone who needs a warm meal or simply a comforting place to be for the holidays.