Salvation Army serves more than 8,000 people at annual Christmas Family Feast

CREATED Dec. 26, 2013

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 MILWAUKEE -- Talk about serving Christmas joy.

The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County - with a fleet of more than 1,200 volunteers - served thousands Wednesday at the 24th Annual Christmas Family Feast.

The communal meal boasted a delicious home style meal and a slew of entertainers to provide all the elements of a traditional celebration.

Makeca Eubanks attended the feast for the third straight year; she brought along 12 other members of her family.

"Having food to eat, having clothes to wear and a roof over the table - I'm very grateful and blessed," Eubanks tells TODAY'S TMJ4.

Organizers recruited volunteers from all walks of life, as well: doctors, lawyers, cooks, musicians and politicians.

Governor Scott Walker brought his family to the feast for the 11th straight year.

"We love the fact that it's not just people who are in need of food - it's fellowship," Walker explains. "This is a great way to enjoy Christmas where it's exciting."

The Salvation Army was able to provide the free meal thanks to donations from corporations all the way down to people stuffing the red kettles outside the supermarket.

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