CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - For hundreds of people at the Salvation Army in Charlotte, Thanksgiving came a little early this year. The chefs in the kitchen met face to face on the street just two months ago. during the Charlotte protests.
"The mission today is simply to help somebody who needs it," said Greg Jackson.
A small army in the kitchen prepared a meal to feed more than 400 women and children. Charlotte's bravest in blue, helped along the way.
"No barriers you know. This is a know barrier day," said Jackson.
Greg Jackson took the lead during the Charlotte protests to help mend the relationship between CMPD and the community. This Thanksgiving he's picking up where he left off, extending his hand to CMPD officers and working alongside them to prepare a full holiday meal
"It's real good just to have them here. We want to be more family oriented type of feel in the community," said Jackson.
That's just what happened between officers and volunteers in the Thanksgiving kitchen, but not everyone in the Queen City is ready to set aside their differences.
"If you keep an open mind things will happen," said Jackson
Jackson knows his hard work won't heal the community overnight, but this Thanksgiving they're on the road to a fresh start.