Food & Friends Gives More Than Thanks on Thanksgiving

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    NEWSLETTERS

    News4's Tracee Wilkins went to a local charity working hard for the community this Thanksgiving. (Published Thursday, Nov 25, 2010)

    In the Food & Friends kitchen, volunteers prepared food for the home-bound this holiday.

    Garlic and spice fill the air, and Ellen Fingerman wrapped turkeys in tinfoil, just like she has for the past eight years.

    "We started at about 5 o'clock, and we'll keep going until all the birds have been pleasantly gift-wrapped," she says.

    Those Thanksgiving birds were headed for people who are seriously ill, often with HIV/AIDS or cancer.

    "Holidays are very tough for people who are ill, and the recession has had an impact on a lot of our clients," said Food & Friends Director Craig Sniderman.

    He said they'd deliver 3,500 meals by the afternoon.

    "Turkey, trimming, stuffing, beans rolls pies -- the works. It's about 4.5 tons of holiday feast," he said.

    Volunteers are welcome all year round.

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