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Manna Gives Out Turkeys and All the Trimmings

Manna on Main Street's Turkey Basket distribution was another success for 250 families

Let's talk turkey.

In fact, let's talk free turkey.

Manna on Main Street's Turkey Basket distribution on Monday afternoon and evening was another success for some 250 families.

By 1 p.m., the line was out Manna's front door, down the sidewalk, and into the parking lot at Mitchell Avenue and Main Street.

"We are giving out turkeys and all the fixings to all families that shop with us," said volunteer coordinator Anthony Tarzia.

Manna serves more than 1,000 families on a regular basis. 

In order to be eligible for Manna services, families and individuals must show proof of residence in the North Penn School District area.

Furthermore, the turkeys and fixings were 100 percent donated. Fixings included fresh produce, egg nog, milk, yams, and potatoes.

Merck donated 650 turkeys, Tarzia said. About 350 turkeys were then donated to area food pantries.

Giant donated vegetables, as did individual donors.

"We do this before Thanksgiving and we do it again before Christmas," said Tarzia. "People look forward to it every year. It's a huge help to those who need additional food so they can have dinner with their families."

Manna holds a turkey basket distribution on Dec. 17 from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Manna holds a holiday party for its network on Dec. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. at Immanuel Church of the Nazarene in Towamencin.

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