Local organizations are volunteering their time on Thursday to provide warm meals to neighbors in the community.
Different churches such as the First Presbyterian Church in Franklin will be offering free meals to the public, which require no reservation. For the ninth year, on Thursday, from noon to 2 p.m., the community is invited to Tartan Hall on 26 Church Street in Franklin for a sit-down meal. Jim Jeary, who serves on the church's community relations team, said that the meal isn't focused on anything religion, but instead is a way for the church to give back to the community. “I think events like these do a world of good for the community, plus it helps get the church out there,” said Jeary. “We want to be able to offer a meal to those who may not be able to celebrate Thanksgiving and for those who may not get to see their families. Anyone who comes through our doors are treated just like family.”