Volunteers prepare for ‘Thanksgiving in the Park’ in Immokalee

Reporter: Lois Thome

Volunteers in Southwest Florida spent their Wednesday shredding turkey to give a warm Thanksgiving meal to hundreds of people in need.

The annual “Thanksgiving in the Park” tradition brings not only smiles to the Immokalee community, but also to the volunteers who want to share the love.

Josephine Berilli and her two kids spent Wednesday shredding turkeys for the event, making sure people who need a meal get something good to eat.

“I just feel like I need to because it’s very sad these people don’t have a meal,” she said.

The annual event usually feeds hundreds of people.

Other volunteers like Rich Twiffle say that sometimes people forget there are families suffering and in need of help.

“We should help people who are less fortunate to have them have good food and companionship when they are getting their Thanksgiving dinner together,” he said.

Thanksgiving in the Park starts at 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning at Immokalee Airport Park.

Last year they had clothing and toy donations as well.

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