JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Anthony Williams has been volunteering for St. Vincent's and Meals on Wheels for the past five years.
"You have people that are in need that cannot get out and do some of the things that we can do," said Williams
He is one of the dozens of volunteers that woke up early to prepare hundreds of pounds of food for more than 500 seniors in Jacksonville.
"It's a beautiful meal, it's a hot meal," said Williams.
Meals on Wheels Director Nicole Kirkpatrick says St. Vincent's funds all of the food that's delivered on Thanksgiving.
The gift that was really needed this year.
"The federal sequester and some of our local city budget cuts are a little over $250,000 that's been cut from our budget this year. So this gift does help us out with our food costs," said Kirkpatrick.
Once the food is cooked and put into containers, taxi drivers drop off the food at the doorsteps of those in need.
"It makes your heart feel good for something you've done on Thanksgiving," said Williams.