PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) – Hundreds of volunteers gave up part of their Thanksgiving Day to feed the sick.

The Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance or MANNA has been delivering thanksgiving feasts to those with acute nutritional risk for 20 years, “We have a traditional holiday turkey dinner. It’s roast turkey, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, bread basket, Greek salad, yams and pie.”

Keith Lucas, executive chef at MANNA, has been preparing for the this day for a month.

Each recipient will get a bag of food to feed four which was delivered by MANNA volunteers, “I don’t know where else I would rather be than here doing what we are doing and it helps so many people. It’s such a warm feeling every body giving up their time to help.”

As for Chef Lucas, he said he would be eating sushi this Thanksgiving.

Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio, Nicole Brewer, CBS 3

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