Kernville United Methodist Church is hosting their first community Thanksgiving meal.
Pastor Frances Libert said the event is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., it's free and open to the community.
Pastor Frances said they were going to hold something for church members but decided to open it up to the community.
She said they don't want anyone to be alone on Thanksgiving Day.
In preparation, volunteers with the church have been cooking turkey, ham, potatoes and other sides all day Wednesday.
They're expecting more than 215 people and are hoping they have enough food to feed everyone that walks in their doors.
Karl and Pam Hunt are among two church members who have volunteered their time cooking the Thanksgiving meal.
They decided to give back to the community to show them gratitude for what they did for them.
In July, the Hunts lost their home in the devastating Erskine Fire.
This year, they said Thanksgiving means that much more to them.
They are grateful for the community, their church, their family and friends.