PEORIA, Ill.-- Volunteers filled the gym of the South Side Mission on Sunday to help package meals for the holidays.
The ministry along with 50 volunteers assembled over 1,500 meals for those in need. The meals will be delivered to the elderly, disabled and local residents who may not be able to provide for their families.
For volunteer Amy Epkins, this was a chance for her whole family to work together and give back. Epkins says, "I was able to bring my whole family... My dad, my husband and my kids all joined me today which is just a blessing. I wanted that for them for Christmas. I wanted them to experience the joy of giving and volunteering and helping others."
The meals are being delivered by volunteers on Christmas Day.