Soldiers at Hunter Army Airfield are getting a home-cooked meal thanks to the Alee Shrine of Savannah.

Wednesday, the Shriners donated 1,000 chicken dinners to some of Savannah’s finest service men and women.

“It’s just giving the soldiers a little back for what they do for us. You know, if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be here,” said Billy Phillips, the chairman of the chicken dinner.

For about seven years, the group has been donating hearty meals to Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families. It’s a process that takes hours of preparation.

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