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Indiana food bank hands out 600 free turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving

5 days ago   |   By WGN TV

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that can be a difficult time for people who are struggling.
On Saturday, the Food Bank in Northwest Indiana made the holiday a little brighter and a little less stressful for people in need.
Victor Garcia, a member of the food bank, said 40% of the people who come through their lines have never used a charitable food section in the past. He said they're seeing an increase in demand for emergency food support. This year, they saw a 60% increase from this time last year.
There were 600 Thanksgiving feasts handed out for free...
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