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Families rely on Second Harvest's Turkey Day for Thanksgiving dinner

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Families rely on Second Harvest's Turkey Day for Thanksgiving dinner
Families rely on Second Harvest's Turkey Day for Thanksgiving dinner
Families rely on Second Harvest's Turkey Day for Thanksgiving dinner

Pandemic impacting who we invite over for thanksgiving dinner this year and where we go...for more families than ever this holiday season- the cost of a traditional turkey dinner spread isn't a bill they can afford.thankfully, second harvest is flipping the bill for some 700 families.

Kq2's kilee thomas with the 10th annual turkey day.

<<kilee thomas reporting áwishing a happy thanksgivingá for families facing job loss, furloughs and the weight of covid-19's financial strain- thanksgiving dinner isn't in the budget.

Sot: jim davies, waiting for turkey- "if it wasn't for this, we wouldn't be eating at all."

That's why hundreds of cars lined up for second harvest's 10th annual turkey day distribution sot: blake haynes, second harvest food bank- "we're going to be giving out 750 holiday boxes for turkey day."families bumper to bumper for 8 blocks of grande avenue- waiting to fill their car with a turkey and all the fixings sot: haynes- "the first car here on sight was at 6:30 this morning and it kinda just lined up since then."the event started at 11.sot: lois kay sherman, waiting for turkey- "i didn't come until 11:30 and i started at 17th street."

Jim and lois idling.

Waiting behind a hundred other people just like them- sot: davis- "oh, well.

I ain't working no more."

"it's really, really tight."

Sot: sherman- "it hurts cause we don't have enough to go around for medicine and food and utilities and everything."

Second harvest has served 2.7 million more meals this year than last-they say lines like this is evidence there are more hungry mouths to feed this yearsot: haynes- "you know, being able to offset some of the cost for families during the holiday season is just so important.

If you think about the cost of your traditional meals, try and imagine going through the pandemic and being one of those individuals that might have had job loss or may have been furloughed."

ánatsá ácar slamá áhappy thanksgivingá>> reporting in st.

Joseph, kilee thomas, kq2 news today was a voucher only distribution event-to get your voucher for the next distribution happening early december- call second harvest at 816-364-3663

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