WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As families across the country are gearing up to travel for the holidays quite a few are also getting ready to cook up Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanks to the Support the Port, dozens of families now have a turkey to feast on. The organization held a free turkey giveaway called ‘Turkey Bowl Tuesday’.
Dozens of people lined up outside the door of On The Edge Barber Shop in Wilmington Tuesday afternoon as volunteers packed up and handed out turkeys.
Founder, Cedrick Harrison says this years giveaway was the first of many Support the Port will have.
“So helping all of these families means that I know that there’s 100 families right here in the city that won’t go hungry this holiday season. And I know that even if they weren’t going to go hungry and have the turkey or not, they’re having a Thanksgiving feast and it’s on us this year,” Harrison said.
With the help of Food Lion, Support the Port was able to provide at least 150 families with a turkey for Thanksgiving.