BURKBURNETT (KFDX/KJTL) — In the spirit of giving, one Burkburnett church is carrying on its tradition of home-delivered Thanksgiving meals for the community.

Jubilee Christian Center in Burk will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Meal throughout the second and third weeks of November, and all those living in the city limits are invited to partake.

It all started 37 years ago when the church embraced the all-encompassing “Hands and Feet of Christ” objective to continue to serve their community.

“The local Meals on Wheels wasn’t providing meals on Thanksgiving holiday, so as a church, we decided to go ahead and deliver meals,” Director Marlowe Waddell said. “And, it’s grown from there, from just Meals on Wheels to shut-ins. People who are spending Thanksgiving alone or those that might need a Thanksgiving meal.”

While the preparation and delivery processes are long and utilize teams of volunteers, Waddell said they can always utilize extra help to put food on tables.

“We’ve almost doubled,” Waddell said. “So, if there’s anyone spending Thanksgiving alone who would love to come out and help us serve our community, we’d be more than grateful to have the extra hands.”

Though Waddell was not the founder of Jubilee Church’s annual Turkey Delivery, she said she found a calling in serving her community.

“When my children were little, we enjoyed being able to go in and serve our community as a family,” Waddell said. “We used it as a life lesson for our children to learn that no matter how old you are, you do have the ability to bless others.”

Burkburnett citizens may request a free Thanksgiving meal, complete with turkey, stuffing and all the fixin’s, that’s delivered straight to their doors. Individuals who would like to receive a free dinner have until Friday, November 17, 2023, to request a meal.

To place an order for your free turkey dinner, call the Jubilee Church offices at (940) 569-7344.