MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Saturday, hundreds of volunteers gathered to help those who are less fortunate here in the Mid-South as well as people halfway around the world.
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee estimates 700 people piled in to St. Louis Catholic Church in East Memphis to pack over 100,000 meals for the hungry.
"We do it because there's a lot of hungry people in this world. There's a lot of hungry people here in Memphis and West Tennessee, and there's hungry people in Africa. And this is a tremendous way for the people of St. Louis Parish to touch the other side of the world and the other side of the street," said Michael Allen of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee.
This was the first of many events Catholic Charities of West Tennessee is putting on to welcome Bishop Martin Holley to the Memphis diocese during his first 100 days of service.
"I'm so looking forward to that moment when I'll be able to come here in the diocese and to be a part of the great work that's being done here," Holley said.
Holley will be installed as the fifth bishop of the diocese of Memphis next Wednesday.