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Loaves and Fishes program feeds hundreds year-round

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

For 25 years, a local charity has been serving hot meals to Nashville's homeless community three times a week.

However, on a day like Christmas Eve, it feels a little different.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee opened Holy Name Church in East Nashville once again Monday for the program they call Loaves and Fishes.

Guests will also be welcome at the church Tuesday on Christmas Day.

Even with a high turnout during the holidays, organizers say it is always gratifying to give back to the community.

"It's special everyday that we do it, because we do get a gift from everyone that comes in. There are some very talented and special people that come in and eat with us even though they're on some hard luck and out on the streets," said Program Director Wendy Oberlock.

The Loaves and Fishes program has been in Music City for nearly three decades, and more than 3,000 volunteers work with the program throughout the year.

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