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Hundreds of turkeys, Thanksgiving meals in the community at the 17th annual turkey raffle

SAINT ANTHONY – Community members lined the streets for the 17th annual turkey draw on the city’s East Side Saturday.

Dozens of volunteers helped distribute the turkeys on Martin Luther King Drive to families who may not be able to afford a Thanksgiving meal.

Many cars waited hours in line for their free turkey.

“Obviously, I’m first in line and ready to get that turkey, put it in the fridge and get ready to cook it,” Leonard Fuller said.

Other people had their eye on an extra special treat, which was two free Spurs tickets for each car.

“I was quite interested in the Spurs tickets and the turkey, now that will help any time,” said Francis Bell.

With rising inflation, many people found themselves grateful for the lottery event.

“It’s amazing to see what they’re doing for the community, and now with everyone struggling with the economy because it’s been really, really hard. So it’s good to see everyone giving back to the community,” Tanyell Waiters said.

Reverend James Robinson has been hosting this giveaway on KCHL radio station for years. He confronts his mother, who was feeding the homeless.

Robinson said Saturday’s giveaway is to continue his legacy.

“It doesn’t matter what side of town you’re on, it doesn’t matter what color you are. He was a blessing to the community and I’m just trying to fulfill his dream,” Rev. Robinson said.

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