Instead of taking the day off, a Tulsa church decided to spend Labor Day feeding those in need.
The food distribution at the Vernon Chapel AME Church showed that hunger doesn’t take a day off, even on Labor Day.
“Thank God for the members our church, our senior citizens, for coming out on a daily basis providing these meals,” Pastor Robert Turner said.
Turner said volunteers spent the morning preparing food like hot dogs and chicken and dumplings, to prepare for serving the less fortunate at noon. Turner said it’s something the church already does seven days a week.
“Even more special, days like today where we celebrate the greatest labor force in the world,” Turner said.
When the church doors opened, it was first come, first serve. The church is also preparing as the winter approaches by gathering warm clothes. Turner said the church is doing all it can to be a city on a hill.
“Seeking everything we can do to be that vessel that people know every day of the week, even holidays, people can come here and get a hot meal,” Turner said.
The church plans to feed the homeless again tomorrow at four o’clock.