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8,000 turkeys passed out to Utah families

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The Thanksgiving charity started early, 8,000 frozen turkeys were passed out across the state to families who need a little help.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The Thanksgiving charity started early, 8,000 frozen turkeys were passed out across the state to families who need a little help.

Giving hands help carry 3700 frozen turkeys into the Indian Walk-in Center Wednesday.

The donated turkeys will go home with the 3,000 families waiting all morning for this Thanksgiving gift.

Linda Hilton from the Crossroads Urban Center, "There are so many families who would only have mac and cheese without this holiday and that's not the holiday, this is a food holiday:"

Over the last month - Harmons Grocery has been gathering donations to bring in the birds this morning. This is a Harmon's family tradition.

Randy Harmon told ABC4 News, "We started 15 years ago and we just had a little truck, but the need just keeps growing bigger and bigger.

Bob Pearce and his family has been helping pass out turkeys for over 20 years, the first year he noticed a problem at the front of the line.

Pearce said, "The kids were shivering. We have to do something. That's why we do what we do.">

Pearce and his family and friends pass out hot chocolate and coffee to everyone standing in line spreading the love inside to everyone waiting.

For the people standing in line Tuesday makes their holiday better and they are so grateful for the love and service.

Hilton said, "3700 turkeys is huge and we are so appreciate of Harmons and community for getting what we need."

Turkeys were also passed out in Ogden, Provo and St. George.



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