Cedar Rapids church gives away 100 turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving

Published: Nov. 19, 2023 at 4:08 PM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -A church in Cedar Rapids is working to make sure people have enough to eat less than a week away from Thanksgiving.

Lifeline Ministries Church in Cedar Rapids held its second turkey giveaway on November 18th.

They gave 100 turkeys for free on a first come, first serve basis.

Organizers say many people lined up for more than half an hour to get them.

One church leader says events like this fill a need that is only growing in the community.

“There is a need and I tell you this year with the cost of food I think every household has felt the pinch,” said Co-Pastor Donna Pridgeon.

The church holds other events like this throughout the year including giving out backpacks to those in need in the summer.