Hundreds of free turkeys handed out in Gloucester

13News Now Niko Clemmons has the story

GLOUCESTER, Va. (WVEC) -- With Thanksgiving just a week away, members of one organization in Gloucester are making sure hundreds have something to eat.

Hundreds got their hands on a free turkey Thursday afternoon, courtesy of the Bread For Life food pantry.

Bob and Susan Quinzel and Bread for Life team up with the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank the week before Thanksgiving, with one goal in mind, to make sure families have a turkey for the holiday.

This year, volunteers handed out 575 turkeys, with 125 left over.

“It's about giving and sharing,” Quinzel says.

Many came from all over Gloucester County with hopes that this Thanksgiving, will be better than the last.

Like Jack Fetter.

Fetter has been living in Gloucester County for more than 30 years.

However recently, he's fallen on some hard times. He’s been searching for a job and trying to make ends meet.

“If it wasn't for them (Bread For Life) I would have not made it food wise,” Fetter says.

He's one of hundreds in Gloucester who are in need this holiday season, and for the last six years, where there's a need, the Bread For Life food pantry steps in to provide.

“With all the things we hear about on the news, bad things, it's nice to see good too,” Fetter says.

The remaining 125 turkeys are going back in the freezer to be handed out during the Christmas season.


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