BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Thanksgiving is all about celebrating with family at home, but some people don’t have either.

Here is inside a Thanksgiving feast for those who need it most.

“This seemed to be a nice place for a person to, like, really regroup and get their thoughts together. It’s a bunch of nice people down here,” stated a less fortunate person who wanted to remain anonymous.

More than 100 people lined up at St. Vincent de Paul’s Community Center to receive a sense of family, a meal, and something to be thankful for this holiday. “Happy Thanksgiving,” filled the room.

With inflation at an all-time high, St. Vincent de Paul President Michael Acaldo says they wanted to make sure they have more than one location this year. So, they had four – with some offering sit-down dinners and drive-thrus.

“So just great leaders coming together to make a difference, and there’s no one here that isn’t excited about giving up their time on a holiday to help people. That’s what’s so uplifting,” explained Acaldo.

But he could not do this all alone. Jonalyn & Mike Nunnery consider themselves full-time volunteers. They have been coming to St. Vincent de Paul every Thanksgiving for over seven years to give back to their community.

“And so we’re just grateful and I’m grateful to have this privilege,” said Mike Nunnery. “Really, it’s an opportunity. That’s really what it is. And I’m here with my bride of 44 years, and so that makes it even better,” they smiled.

Filling those stomachs with meals is not the only thing Acaldo is giving. They have also created a Thanksgiving store. “But it’s not really a store because it’s all free. Not only do they get fed a great traditional Thanksgiving hot meal today, but we also have groceries they can take home with them, but also clothing and a variety of toiletry items and just things.” Acaldo explained.

He says they will continue helping others throughout the holiday season.