Local church feeds Christmas dinner to homeless - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Local church feeds Christmas dinner to homeless

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

For Water's Edge Church in Lake Charles, the holiday season is more than just presents under the tree. It's a time to give back, especially to the homeless community.

Hundreds of volunteers, both young and old, arrived to Water's Edge on Christmas night to give back to their community. The church has served meals to the homeless for the past two years. 

Four shelters across Calcasieu Parish were invited to attend. Homeless people were also picked up off the streets and brought to the church for a warm holiday meal.

"We thought we'd just get everybody together to be a family," Pastor Tony Borque said.

Borque knows the holidays can be lonely for some people, especially the homeless. And close to 75 or more homeless people showed up for the Christmas dinner. 

"This is just one way that we try to give back. Just to hang out with them during the holidays, and just be friends with them, and love them and give them food," Borque said.

And that's why this Christmas meal is for them.

Individuals were asked, "What do you think about the Christmas meal tonight?"

"Oh! It's enjoyable! Everybody's wonderful," Sheila Anderson of the City of Refuge homeless shelter in Vinton, La. said.

"I think it's wonderful. It's good that people get together like this and worship like they do and the world needs a lot more people like this," J.T. Perkins, of City of Refuge, said. "We're going to make it alright now matter how hard it is, we will make it because we got God with us."

"I think it's awesome and I think it's the true meaning of Christmas and showing love to everybody," Diane Crocker, of City of Refuge, said.

With plenty of food to go around even for the volunteers, it's a time for everyone to come together.

"I think it's good to get people together and say we're just trying to love people and these are people that are just forgotten about. And a lot of people forget about them and so let's try to remember," Borque said.

Remembering the true meaning of Christmas.

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