TREMONT - Many Bronx residents unable to spend time with friends or family enjoyed their Thanksgiving meals at various churches around the borough.

Our Lady of Refuge Church and Gethsemane Baptist Church are two of the places that accepted all who didn't have anywhere to go.

For many, it's hard to imagine Thanksgiving Day without these services, and Bronx residents tell News 12 that it's a blessing for people in the neighborhood.

Both of the churches do this event every single year.