25,000 people in need get food, turkeys at Dallas food bank drive-thru

DALLAS (KTVT) – A drive-through pantry in Dallas distributed 600,000 pounds of food to 25,000 people on Saturday, many of whom received turkeys as part of their bundles.

Several nonprofits worked together to hold such a large event.

The organizers say that about 40 percent of people currently seeking help are doing so for the first time.

From the ground you could see cars lined up all over the Fair Park. From the air the long line stretched as far as the eye can see and moved back onto the highway.

Those in line saw something else.

“I see blessings come to us because we all have problems and I appreciate North Texas helping us,” said Samantha Woods, a Dallas resident. “It’s really amazing, and I thank God I got in line this morning.”

Many of them said they were grateful and grateful. Some have been very open about how tough the past year has been.

“I haven’t worked since December and can’t find a job. They cut off our unemployment. It’s big business. It’s a really big deal, “said Dallas-resident Cynthia Culter.

The Food Drive launched several organizations, including the North Texas Food Bank, to distribute the more than half a million pounds of food.

“It was quite a number of people who, like I said, were working with the North Texas Food Bank and Tarrant County Food Bank to work on the issue. Pastor Brown brought in volunteers and the Baptist Ministers Union,” said Mitchell Ward , CEO of MW Logistik.

Only one of them was required for those who showed up: “We are patient,” said Culter.

It’s a grim reminder of how much COVID-19 has devastated people’s livelihoods, but it’s also proof that people can get through this together with a little kindness.

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