Several locations across Eastern Carolina are preparing to serve up a Thanksgiving meal Thursday to those in need.
The Joy Soup Kitchen in Greenville was busy preparing Wednesday afternoon. The kitchen served 620 meals last year and expects that number to jump to 800 to 900 this year. The Joy Soup Kitchen is located at 700 Albermarle Avenue and will begin serving Thanksgiving dinner at 11:00 a.m.
The Little Willie Center in Greenville is also serving a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. The center is located at 807 West 5th Street. They're expecting around 400 people.
Donations from the community help make the dinners possible.