Hundreds of people attended the annual community Thanksgiving dinner in Morro Bay Thursday.
The event started more than 20 years ago. Organizers say a local custodian started it, and the Police Officers Association, Rotary, and Lions Club have helped make it happen over the years.
“The community loves to come out and participate. It’s just a marvelous thing. People come in looking hungry, and they leave looking really happy,” said Nancy Castle, who helped organize the event.
Castle says between 300 and 400 people attended the dinner in person, but police also delivered more than 100 meals to people who aren’t able to leave their homes.
“It’s a great way to have a party, to be thankful, and you know every day is Thanksgiving day in Morro Bay,” said Castle.
If you weren’t able to make it to the Thanksgiving dinner, Morro Bay hosts a different community dinner every week. It’s held every Monday night from 5 to 6 p.m. at the veterans hall. About 100 people typically attend, including the homeless, the elderly, and others in need.