Redding's Good News Rescue Mission expected to fee more than a thousand people Wednesday at its "Great Thanksgiving Banquet."
The dinner happens every year on the day before Thanksgiving...
Mission staff say food insecurity is high this year, and people won't be leaving the mission empty handed.
500 coats and 500 turkey dinners are set to be given away as well.
Chico's Jesus Center is also serving up a hot meal to the hungry on the day before Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving day the Salvation Army Chico will serve a community meal at its church at 16th and Laurel streets from noon until two.##