Buffet in a bag! Jesuit High School delivers Thanksgiving door to door to 460 families

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) -  It's a tradition as traditional as Thanksgiving itself.

Since the 1930's, students from Jesuit High School in New Orleans have taken the first day of their holiday vacation to deliver Thanksgiving meals across the city.

Jesuit junior Trey Jordan says, "we're men for others and we like to help the underprivileged."

For 82-year old Ceola Jones in New Orleans 7th Ward, it means a meal for the holiday.

Ceola has seven children, 20 grandchildren, 18 great-grandkids and 5 great-great-grandchilden. And now she has food to feed her family.

Ceola says she would have 'nothing much' without the food delivered by the students from Jesuit. Now, she's got food for Thanksgiving Day something to eat after.

WGNO News with a Twist features reporter Wild Bill Wood rides along as Jesuit students hand carry a tradition for their school.

Jesuit student Christopher Abadie says, "I think giving back to the community makes you realize and appreciate everything you have to help those who don't have what you have.

When the students saw the smile on Ceola Jones' face, Jesuit student Andrew Souther says, "it's the smile of someone who now has a Thanksgiving meal for tomorrow.

The Jesuit journey keeps rolling down the road in New Orleans. About  460 meals will be delivered to front doors across the city.

 

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