Rogers said seeing the joy on the children's faces is why he does it.
“We just go the extra mile to bring joy to kids,” Rogers said.
Ola Williams, who lives next door to Rogers, said this was her first year participating in the event.
“It's like a family when you have a community coming together,” Williams said.
She said it's a way to give the children a positive influence.
“We want children steered the right way,” Williams said. “It takes a village to raise a child.”
Rogers said he hopes this small meal inspires others to improve their own neighborhoods.
“Christmas is not all about receiving. Christmas is about giving,” Rogers said. “The most important thing in the world you can give is love and joy."