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Hundreds share a Thanksgiving lunch
BEAUMONT - by Lauren Huet
Millions of families sat down together today to eat and give thanks. Hundreds of people without families, or with no other place to go, sat down at Some Other Place to share a Thanksgiving meal.
Joseph Lawson is sitting at a table eating cherry pie. His family members are having Thanksgiving in another city.
"I wish I was with them, but I'm here with a different family today," said Lawson. "This family here is like an outcast that a lot of people need to reach out to and help. I'm in the same situation as a lot of them, I just don't let it manifest in my life, I try to do better."
Others here, like Margie Watson, have nowhere else to go.
"I don't have any family, I come from a broken home," said Watson.
Both Lawson and Watson have struggled with drug addiction.
"It's a lot of broken people in here, probably broken like me," said Watson as she looked around the room.
"And these places like this here, that's what they're for," said Lawson. "For people who have addictions, but not only that, but a place for people to come better their lives, if you take advantage of what they have to offer."
Some Other Place offers not only food, but support.
"That is our primary purpose: to make sure we feed hungry people. But, hopefully if not physically hungry, if they're spiritually or emotionally hungry, we meet that need as well," said the Director of Some Other Place, Paula O'Neal.
Some Other Place gives meals to the needy every day, but tried to make today's Thanksgiving meal special by having volunteers wait on visitors, instead of visitors going through the cafeteria line.
Volunteers served lunch, lemonade, tea, and desserts to about 225 visitors. A time of companionship Watson and Lawson are grateful for.
"I was just looking forward to this day and I'm just thanking God that he had these people in our life to prepare this food," said Watson.
"I'm grateful for what they do, I'm grateful for the food I get every day when I don't have nothing to eat," said Lawson.
Some Other Place also delivered about 150 meals to peoples' homes this morning.