Thousands of meals served to Harvey victims by North Carolina volunteers

15,000 meals given out to Harvey victims by North Carolina Baptist Men Disaster Relief

NEDERLAND - The hot plates of food served by the thousands each day from a mobile kitchen staged at the First Baptist Church of Nederland.

"It keeps me from having to have to cook so I don't have to cook and its a great provider for us to all have something to eat." said Joseph Threats from Port Arthur.

Threats could not be any happier while recovering from a couple of feet of water in his home. His family needed the food.

He is also just one of the many lining up outside the "meal factory" made possible by the church, volunteer drivers of the Red Cross and the North Carolina Baptist Men Disaster Relief Group.

"I wanted to do something to do more for people that needed help." said Shirley Shaffer a volunteer with N.C Baptist Men.

The group wakes up at 3:30 a.m. every day to prepare roughly 15,000 meals. They do it on sire and on wheels with the Red Cross.

"This is for people who lost everything. Who lost fridges, their microwaves, their stoves, their kitchens and who are rebuilding their homes. We want to keep food in your bellies so you can get your life back on track." said Pastor Jason Burden. 

Volunteers are going to continue cooking for the next couple of weeks. To get food you can head to 1911 Nederland Avenue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

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