Waco man hopes to bring community together through feast

Posted at 10:29 PM, Dec 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 12:14:27-05

A Waco man is preparing for the ultimate holiday gift after a Facebook post got a lot of attention. 

Around Thanksgiving, East Waco native Rocky Miller, posted a status on his Facebook page.

On it, Miller reflected on the things he was grateful for as well as pondered on how he could help others.

When Miller made the status, he "got such a response and so many saying let's do it and once I saw the response it was one of those tasks that choose me."

So Miller go to work, reaching out to people who had expressed an interest in helping and other organizations in the community. After conference calls and outreach, Miller decided on the Feast in the East. 

With the help of CenTex Chamber of Commerce, Pastor Carlton Stimpson of Open Door Church of God in Christ, Bobby Touchstone, owner of So So Good Eatery, the feast is set to feed 500 people. In addition, to a warm meal they will be handing out gloves, hats and coats for those who need it. 

For Miller, it's not only about giving back but allowing people to interact with each other. He believes many people have a bad impression of the East Waco area. He hopes the event, open to everyone, will shine a different light on the neighborhood.

"I want to invite people who have means and support to meet those people in the community. It's a wonderful community and place I'm proud of," he said. 

With the Feast in the East this Thursday, Miller is still looking for volunteers to help out. They are also still accepting donations here. 

Feast in the East will be held Thursday, December 22 at the city of Waco Multipurpose Center from 2-6 pm. 

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