Piedmont churches giving out meals for Thanksgiving

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Several local churches are putting together free boxes of food this Thanksgiving -- enough to feed 13,000 people.

Volunteers worked through Monday night putting together 1,600 boxes of food at Williams Memorial CME Church in High Point.

The church plans to feed 8,000 people through its Thanksgiving event, now in its fifth year.

At Lawndale Baptist Church in Greensboro, 1,000 boxes of food are stacked high in the church's auditorium, enough to feed 5,000 people.

"When it comes down to people who are hungry, we are second in the nation,” said Rev. Robert Williams, of Williams Memorial CME Church. “It's important that we try to do something to help that cause."

Boxes of food will be given out starting at 9 a.m. at Lawndale Baptist Church.

At Williams Memorial CME, food will be given out starting at 1 p.m. To get a box here, you have to have a voucher from a nonprofit or community group.

Boxes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at both churches.