Since she was evicted from her Charleston apartment six months ago, Priscilla Polite and her five children have bounced between homeless shelter beds and brief stays with relatives.

Polite and her children were grateful for a chance to share a warm holiday meal Thursday morning, courtesy of a free Thanksgiving banquet organized by Without Walls Ministry. They were among more than 500 people served by a small army of volunteers at Hampton Park. This is the fourth year the feast has been held there.