SAN ANTONIO -

The city's Meals on Wheels program delivers dinners to hundreds of homebound seniors every week day.

While most are simple meals, they don't skimp on Thanksgiving and got plenty of help Thursday morning to feed a lot more than usual.

Airman Christopher Summers showed up with dozens of other volunteers from the 344th Training Squadron to make plenty of food they didn't plan to eat.

"(We came) to let others know that there are people that are willing to give them a strong hand, especially in the Air Force community and civilian community," Summers said.

"Everyone came out on Thanksgiving Day and spent their time making sure there are seniors in the community that are able to receive a nice traditional thanksgiving meal," said Christian Senior Services' Jessica Crook.

Crook said more than a thousand volunteers showed up to cook and deliver meals to nearly 2,000 seniors and added a little extra too.

"We have gifts that are going out to the seniors made by Girl Scouts and 4H clubs," she said.

They also received fully decorated Christmas trees. For many of these seniors on the receiving end of meals, the volunteer might be the only person they talk to all day.

The program provides nourishment for their bodies and souls.

"To have someone come up to the door bringing them a warm meal, a smile, just a happy Thanksgiving, can really really bring some happiness to someone's life."

If you're looking to give back this holiday season, Meals on Wheels said they're looking for more holiday volunteers to deliver hot meals to residents, because many of their normal volunteers are out of town.