Guests of the Ronald McDonald House enjoyed a special Thanksgiving meal prepared and served Thursday by Del Mar College Professor David Abarca and his family.

Abarca said he and his family wanted to give back this year and felt the need to serve those living at the Ronald McDonald House. They prepared and served turkey, ham and all of the dressings for about 60 families there.

"They're here in dire situations, many of them with their children. They have no other support structure," Abarca said. "This is their home right now. We wanted them to feel at home and have something to be thankful for on this special day."