This article was published in the Lenoir News-Topic.
On Christmas day this year, around the time that kids start settling down from the early morning frenzy and families start hitting the road, volunteers will gather in Hudson to serve a Christmas lunch to more than 1,000 people who otherwise might have spent the day alone.
Don and Happy Austin floated the idea five years ago to their Sunday School class at First Baptist Church of Hudson. It was a simple concept: Offer a free Christmas meal to anyone who needs it, and deliver the same meal to people who can’t make it to the church. Continue reading