BUTTE, Mont. -

Hundreds of people enjoyed a free hot meal in the Mining City Wednesday thanks to the hard work of the Butte Rescue Mission and volunteers.

We headed over to the Maroon Activities Center around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Volunteers at the Mission said they had already served about 400 meals over the first two hours.

Organizers of the event said they couldn't have pulled off a large-scale event like this if it weren't for the support of the Butte community.

"No matter what your circumstances are, if it's not happening to you they will make it happen," said organizer Amy Perry, talking about the holiday season, "and it's amazing. I've never been involved with something like this that came together from just the pure generosity of the people in this town."

The Butte Rescue Mission will be serving leftovers on Thanksgiving at the Mission until they are gone.

They are also collecting presents and donations to give out to needy families from now until Christmas.