GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Volunteers are hard at work getting ready for this year's Thanksgiving feast at DeVos Place, hosted by Mel Trotter Ministries.
More than 1,500 pounds of turkey, 1,200 pounds of stuffing, 50 gallons of gravy, and 500 pies will be served at the annual meal.
Organizers say that the event offers a family to people who otherwise wouldn't have one on the holiday.
Mel Trotter Ministries director of marketing and communication Cindy Smies told WZZM 13 the meal is a beautiful event.
"It's a mix of 2,000 or so guests being served family-style by 700 volunteers," said Smies. "It's really just a family that we create at this holiday."
Doors open at 10:30 a.m and Mel Trotter Ministries is partnering with The Rapid to offer free bus rides to DeVos Place for the guests expected to attend.