Thanksgiving meals for needy taken to the top

Even amid serving meals every weekday all year long, a nonprofit soup kitchen in Conway, like other agencies and shelters, can’t help taking Thanksgiving to the top.

At The Shepherd’s Table, 1412A Gamecock Ave., in the seat of Horry County, Vicki Livesay voiced her enthusiasm for the upcoming holiday and for making its second annual Thanksgiving dinner, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, so warm that no one has to feel alone.

The kitchen’s director, Livesay said the numbers of people receiving help through its daily mission have doubled from last year, so Thanksgiving, and this frosty spell of weather on several nights this month already, also provides a reminder about rounding up coats, gloves, hats, socks and blankets for the homeless for the winter ahead.