Volunteers Make A Difference On Thanksgiving


By Andrew Reed

Rupert, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Thanksgiving brings families together.

But, four Rupert locals are sharing the holiday with the community.
The turkeys were spinning, the mash potatoes were steaming and volunteers were busy putting together a turkey meal.

"We are doing turkeys for people who don't want to cook; they don't have to be homeless, people who just don't want to be alone on Thanksgiving” said Betty Martin, Organizer.

It's the 11th annual Alaska’s Best thanksgiving dinner that serves more than six-hundred families and individuals.

"I feel like coming out here and volunteering my time to offer someone a free meal and to help them out is great” Rita Svoboda, Volunteer.

"It's hard to put into words; it isn't like the people here and desperately in need of food, there more in need of companionship” said Ronald Anderson, Volunteer.

More than 100-volunteers cooked and sliced up to 92-turkeys and there were enough pies to serve 152-people.

"We couldn't do it without the turkeys donated, when we first started we bought everything but there is no way we could do it now” Betty Martin, Organizer.

A tradition that brings neighbors together and a delicious meal to the table.

Volunteers delivered more than 250-meals to families who couldn't make it to the dinner.

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