Preparing Thanksgiving dinners for the hungry

We are less than a week away from Thanksgiving and several organizations are joining forces to make sure those who can't afford a turkey dinner are able to get one.

The Hunger Task Force and nearly 100 volunteers from Outpost Natural Foods, Cisco, Rexnord, and Raymond James and Associates, came together Friday morning to assemble Thanksgiving dinner boxes.  

The boxes  are complete with fresh fruits and vegetables, canned cranberries and corn, gravy and of course a Thanksgiving turkey will also be placed in these boxes. 

This is an annual tradition for the Hunger Task Force.

About 800 local families will be able to have a Thanksgiving meal. 

And being able to provide for those families makes everyone here grateful. 

"When people go to a food pantry, they typically get a can of tuna or some peanut butter but for the holiday we really want to make sure people have a turkey on the table,” said Sherrie Tessler, director of Hunger Task Force.

“There's a real sort of collegial feeling that you only really feel during the holidays," Tessler explained.

The boxes were handed to local food pantries, who will then distribute them to the families.

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