The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley served Thanksgiving Meals starting at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday. 

The tables at the mission started to fill up just after doors open. 

Representatives from the Rescue Mission say their goal is to provide more than just a meal. 

"We help people get back on their feet so that when they leave here we pray that they won't have to come back because they will have everything they need to survive," said Mike Byers, Rescue Mission Kitchen Director.

The Rescue Mission on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard in Youngstown provides food, shelter and more every day to those in need.