Thousands of turkeys given to those in need

Thousands of turkeys given to those in need

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SALT LAKE CITY -- People having a hard time putting a Thanksgiving feast on the table this year are getting help from a number of sources this year.

A turkey giveaway at the Indian Walk-in Center Wednesday morning was just one of several going on around the state.

Crossroads Urban Center sponsored the event, which gave turkeys to 3,800 families. The birds were all donated by shoppers at Harmons grocery stores.

Harmons owner Bob Harmon said, "It's just been a tremendous outpour of generosity from everyone, and I just think that with the economic situation and everyone struggling a little bit, I think everyone has just pulled together and said you know what if we're having a difficult time, I am sure there are other people who need a little help this year."

The Utah Food Bank says while donations are up 22 percent this year, demand for food assistance is up 30 percent.

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