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Vets, seniors, homeless get free meals at Blessing Corner annual event

Posted at 2:18 PM, Dec 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-25 23:08:51-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Blessing Corner Ministries in Bakersfield hosted its annual Christmas Day Extravaganza on Wednesday, benefiting those in need.

Just over a week ago it was up in the air whether the blessing corner would even be able to hold the event because the church was flooded. Thankfully,they rebuilt and hundreds of veterans, homeless and seniors were fed.

“When you ain't got no family and stuff and you get some support through the community, through the churches, it’s a good event and it means a lot to me. I can speak for the people around me ...It's just a marvelous thing," said Laray Young, a homeless man who lives in Bakersfield.

According to the church, up to 125 meals were served at designated locations for the homeless, 200 meals were delivered to neighboring seniors and veterans and about 400 meals were served at the Blessing Corner.

This is the 20th year the church held the event. They also give free meals on Thanksgiving.