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Florida Family Serves up Holiday Cheer

Posted at 11:24 AM, Nov 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-27 09:23:45-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A St. Petersburg family has made Thanksgiving a tradition of feeding the poor and bringing holiday spirit to those who need it.

Gay and Paul Inskeep started sharing their holiday with others 14 years ago and their son has grown up thinking Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and strangers.

Dinner is served at Pilgrim Church and consists of 26 turkeys, four pots of gravy, 70 pounds of sweet potatoes and more. There are plenty of doughnuts for volunteers who help serve up the dinner.

The Inskeeps told the Tampa Bay Times ( ) they never know how many to expect. It's ranged from a few dozen to more than 400.

This year's food bill was almost $900. Donations trickle in and whatever's left over goes to the church's food ministry.


Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.),

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