New Rochelle gives free turkeys to hundreds of hungry families
Hundreds of hungry families braved the cold weather in New Rochelle this morning to get some assistance in providing their families with traditional Thanksgiving feasts. The Hope Community Center on Washington Avenue has been preparing for this morning's food drive for weeks, and says that it's provided hundreds of families with full meals, and expects to feed even more on Thanksgiving.
"The response to the need was tremendous," says Carl Troum, of Hope Community Services. "I'm pleased to say we were able to get 800 turkeys donated this year."
Nearly 900 bags of groceries were also handed out, and organizers say that their soup kitchen is also expected to feed another 150 people come Thanksgiving.
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