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Second Harvest hosts holiday food giveaway

Second Harvest hosts holiday food giveaway
Second Harvest hosts holiday food giveaway
Posted at 10:54 AM, Dec 16, 2018
and last updated 2019-11-05 09:10:38-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Early Saturday morning the Second Harvest of the Big Bend hosted one of its biggest food giveaways of the year.

"It's just a blessing to have food given to you when you can't afford to go to the grocery store," said Carrie Carr.

Carr and her family were one of more than 800 families that received turkeys, produce and an assortment of canned goods, thanks to Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

On Saturday morning at Godby High School, the organization gave away food to people in need for the holidays.

Rick Minor, CEO of Second Harvest, said while they give out food throughout the year, the holidays keep them busy.

Paying it forward is something the Second Harvest could not do without it's volunteers.

"It's nice to help people that can't really get these stuff for the holidays," said Volunteer Henry O'rourke.

WTXL also contributed to Saturday's food give away. Turkeys from WTXL's turkey drive were a part of some packages of food given away to families.

"With the Turkey Drive that we had last month, collected a record amount of Turkey's and we are distributing a lot of those turkeys this morning," said Minor.

Therefore, Big Bend volunteers came together for a great cause , which was helping the community regardless of the situation.