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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- More than 150 people received warm meals Sunday in Center City Park in Greensboro in an effort to help the needy.

Chef Jermaine Ziglar came up with the idea of helping feed community members on Sunday nights after being homeless himself.

"I was homeless on the streets of Greensboro,” he said. “For over three years I slept under a bridge not too far from this area."

The event started off as one Sunday a month. But now local churches and organizations are helping prepare meals every Sunday night.

Greensboro resident Kelsy Moreau said she appreciates what Ziglar and other organizations are doing for the community.

“You don’t know if you are going to eat tomorrow, didn’t eat yesterday so it’s a bonus they are doing this today,” she said.

Ziglar said until the line disappears Sunday dinners in Center City Park are here to stay.

"My prayer is that the numbers will go down but we don’t know how long that will take so we are doing something about it now,” he said.