Family to Family Helps Many This Thanksgiving

Published 11/25 2015 12:42PM

Updated 11/25 2015 12:42PM

On the day before Thanksgiving... Thousands of people are making their way through the Scranton Cultural Center
    They're receiving a hearty, dinner to prepare for their families.
    Some of the first people in line give a gracious thank you to the donors.
"It means a lot to me and my family. It's a way for us to get together and share some food." said Ken Harris
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"It makes me happy that people care and help us. It's very nice." said Maria Bridges
    Both Ken Harris and Maria Bridges were in line when the center opened at 6 A.M, three hours before the distribution began.
 .. That's before some of the volunteers arrived to prepare the donations.
    Thor Balavage is a senior at Scranton Prep, he and his football team help family to family with some of the heavy, turkey lifting.
"You have to see it for yourself to see people come in from the streets. They start the line at 6 a.M. That's when we're getting here to do the work, and they're standing in line waiting because that's how much it means to their families."
    The dozens of players are just a fraction of the army that organizer, Linda Robeson says it takes to make Family to Family a success.
"It is a huge day today, but you know what, it's a very joyful, thankful kind of day because you know we're able to help so many people."
    And people are taking note...


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