TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — After months of hard work, the time has come. Volunteers handed out roughly 1,000 turkeys Saturday morning for Big Bend area families this Thanksgiving.
It's part of Second Harvest of the Big Bend and ABC 27's seventh-annual turkey drive. People waited outside Lively Community College from as early as 5:30 a.m. to pick up their turkeys.
Second Harvest CEO Monique Van Pelt said it couldn't have happened without the generosity of people in the community, who helped raise more than $46,000 in donations.
"We know that there are families that this will be their only opportunity to celebrate with family and try to celebrate safely and celebrate deeply what they still have," said Van Pelt. "We know the distribution happening today, and the food we're able to get to those families will make a considerable difference in the way that they're able to celebrate Thanksgiving this year."
Second Harvest will be at Governors Square Mall for their holiday distribution on December 19.