A Bender’s Tavern tradition started by the Jewish Freiberg family has for decades served Christmas dinner to Christians in need on the one day that the local mission is closed.
Volunteers helping the Greensboro, North Carolina restaurant began their Christmas morning at 2 AM preparing the 700 pounds of turkey, potatoes, and side dishes.
Owner Anna Freiberg continues the tradition started by her parents in the early 1980s, an event that today draws more than 3,000 people.
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Photo from the Community Foundation, which feeds the poor year-round – Story tip from Kelly Harrington