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Free holiday meals for Utah families in need

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Murray, Utah — Thanks to the Frank Cordova Turkey Drive and the Murray Children’s Pantry, families in need will have a full Thanksgiving meal.

Early Monday, volunteers packed up truck beds with boxes of food, gathering donations and making sure kids have food to eat this holiday season.

“There’s a lot of hungry people out there and they should have a good Thanksgiving, also,” said Jim Brass, President of Murray Children’s Pantry.

At Parkside Elementary and Horizon Elementary, some students are getting a full box of food for Thanksgiving.

“It’s totally been a labor of love for so many different organizations to do this,” said Kathy Romero, board member of Frank Cordova Turkey Drive. “The childhood hunger in our community is bigger than anyone would ever imagine.”

Title I Schools in Salt Lake City will also receive Thanksgiving meals, with organizations dropping off food boxes at up to different locations.

“What greater thing, than to provide a meal for somebody on a special day, so it’s just about people helping people,” said Romero.

“To see the relief in the smiles on people’s faces is worth it, especially the last year-and-a-half with COVID, this gives you something that’s good to think about,” added Brass.

According to organizers, nothing would have been possible without the help of volunteers.

 

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