Group gives 300 turkeys to families in need in Pine Hills

'We just kind of wanted to make a difference,' organizer says

By Jerry Askin - Reporter

ORLANDO, Fla. - For many families, it can be a struggle trying to provide food on Thanksgiving, a holiday centered around food -- where so many people look forward to a home-cooked meal and lots of loving. 

For the seventh year in a row, a local nonprofit group called Care for the Community stepped up to help families in need in the Pine Hills area.

People lined up for hours Tuesday afternoon for a turkey and supply giveaway in front of the Winners Primary School, off Colonial Drive. 

Organizer Naresh Boodhoo said it's humbling and inspiring to be able to give back.

"It’s something we seen as challenging and a lot of people don’t have a meal for Thanksgiving," Boodhoo said. "We just kind of wanted to make a difference."

News 6 spoke with Valerie Johnson, who said she wouldn't have been able to feed her family on Thanksgiving without the help of the Care for the Community organization.

"I’m so thankful because ain’t no Thanksgiving without no turkey," Johnson said. "Gobble gobble."

Learn more about Care for the Community by clicking or tapping here.

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