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Hungry Hearts and Unity Lawton Organization Give Free Christmas Meal to Homeless

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Hungry Hearts and Unity Lawton Organization collaborated to showcase their spirit this morning by serving a free meal for those with nowhere else to go on Christmas.

Volunteers served turkey and dessert to nearly 100 homeless adults and family members along with take home presents for the children.

As patrons filed into Salt of the Earth Ministries dining area, volunteers greeted them with delicious dishes and gifts under a Christmas tree.

Veteran Jeffrey Cuellar and his wife said they heard about the event on Facebook.

"We didn't have anything for Christmas dinner so we decided to come down and share a meal with them,” said Cuellar.

He said they were very familiar with the good deeds of the organizations.

"Me and my wife are practically homeless,"said Cuellar. "Unity of Lawton and the community as a whole stepped in and provided us with a place to stay until our housing vouchers go through so we can get our own place and get back on our feet."

Director of Hungry Hearts Adriene Davis said it was important to her for people like him to have a place to eat and feel at home this holiday.

"Just be able to relax without worrying about where their next meal would come from,"said Davis. "Just get full, even if it was just for a couple hours on today."

For some trying to get back on their feet, like Terry Moseby, who recently got out of prison, the Christmas dinner was the largest meal he had all year and the start of a new chapter.

"You know places like this I'm grateful for because some people do not have anything to eat on Christmas," said Moseby. "And for me, not being in society in over ten years this is my first Christmas. So I am grateful just for that.”

Davis believes people can either be part of the problem or part of the solution in helping those who are hungry.

"It's like I would go to the store and be sitting outside or go to a restaurant and they would literally be asking can you get them something to eat and I said this has got to change," said Davis. "Nobody should be hungry here."

Cuellar sent a message to Hungry Hearts, Unity of Lawton and the community.

"Merry Christmas and thanks to the community of Lawton for helping you know people that are in need," said Cuellar. "It's just a great thing they are doing."

Hungry Hearts encourages anyone who is in need to visit the center at 1502 SW I Avenue, where they serve free lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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