It's been 23 years since Danny Morrison and Epicures Catering first delivered free meals on Thanksgiving, and the tradition continued Thursday.
"In the beginning, it was because my son didn't live here," Morrison said. "He lived in Maryland, and I needed something to do on Thanksgiving, and so this kind of went hand-in-hand with the catering business. We did some catering, and all of a sudden, we realized there was a need for our services in the community."
It has grown each year, but this time around, some 800 meals were driven to locations across the area, mostly in Bryan-College Station, but some as far as the Caldwell and Navasota area. Around 150 volunteers spent their holiday morning delivering the meals.
Talk about an early wake-up call: the turkeys went in the oven Thursday morning at 3:30.
The food for the Epicures extravaganza is provided by the Brazos Valley Food Bank.