Fort Worth food bank gives out Thanksgiving fixings for people in need

11/20 UPDATE: An Irving company performed and donated 1,200 turkeys. This means that the Community Food Bank can serve anyone who has signed up.

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Hundreds of families are expected to receive free Thanksgiving turkeys and side dishes at the Fort Worth Community Food Bank.

The grocery bank makes the freebies for people in need in the three days before Thanksgiving. Each person receives a box with the items to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

People were lining up as early as 5:00 a.m. on Monday, many bringing their heavy coats and a chair to sit in while they waited.

The food bank still needs help as 530 turkeys missed their target.

“We watched the fires in California. We know it only takes one event and instead of standing on the top of the ladder, you are down or somewhere in the middle trying to figure out which path to go. So we encourage you not only to give on Thanksgiving, but also to give because it is a good thing, ”said Executive Coordinator Karen Harris.

Donations of turkey, cranberry sauce, and filling can be made at the grocery bank on Galvez Ave.

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