The 16th Annual Anita Ponder and Friends Holiday Feast gave dozens of families a special Christmas this year.
They enjoyed a Christmas lunch, and all the kids at the feast took home two gifts.
Amber McCrimnon says she loved the respect that was given to her and her family at the event.
"Oh it was awesome, nice people, you know friendly people. It was really good," says McCrimnon.
Organizer and former Macon City Council President Anita Ponder says this event offers a little something for everyone.
"This is when we always come together for the past 16 years. On Christmas Day we provide meals to those who need it, haircuts and clothes. The highlight today was Amanda's cupcakes. We do shoes, we do toys the whole works, and we provide hair cuts for those who need it," says Ponder.
McCrimnon says her favorite part was the gifts for the kids.
"It is just more of a surprise to the children," she said. "The community actually doing something for kids. That makes me feel a lot better."
Quinita Bonner says the event is especially helpful to those families that could not afford any gifts this holiday season.
"You know sometimes it is the people that don't have anything or either some parent can't afford to get anything. So I think that it is good to have these events", say McCrimnon.
This year, organizers held the event at a new location, Molly's Cafe.
In previous years the annual feast took place at the Douglass Theatre.