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Second Harvest donates 2,000 Thanksgiving meals to families in need

Second Harvest donates 2,000 Thanksgiving meals to families in need

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Thanksgiving meals are tasty and traditional, but they can also be impossible for some families to afford.

More than 1,000 people waited in line at the fairgrounds today to receive a free Thanksgiving meal box from Second Harvest. The 2,000 boxes had all the essentials like turkey, potatoes, and bread.

"It's difficult enough for families to be able to put food on the table day by day, yet alone to be able to come up with a holiday meal, Second Harvest Development Manager Jean Tucker said. “This helps ease their stress so that they can relax and enjoy a nice happy holiday with their families."

Tucker said the sheer volume of families who showed up for help shows just how many people in our community are struggling putting food on the table. She said Second Harvest is always looking for volunteers and donations.

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