Hundreds donate Thanksgiving meals to those in need
THIS TIME OF THANKS.
WHILE MANY ARE HOME WITH FAMILY FOR THE HOLIDAY.
OTHERS ARE VOLUNTEERING THEIR TIME TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE IN NEED.
DON'T GO WITHOUT TODAY.
NEWS 13'S LYSEE MITRI IS IN THE NEWSPLEX.
WE SAW HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS TODAY TAKING PART IN THEIR THANKSGIVING TRADITION.
DONATING THEIR FOOD AND THEIR TIME, HERE IN ALBUQUERQUE.
You hungry? yes.
great we got a free turkey dinner here for you thank you sir.
PEOPLE ARE OPENING THEIR DOORS.
"We just invite them it's all friends you know we're all friends here".
AND OPENING THEIR HEARTS.
"That's what's in my THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR THOSE IN NEED.
IN HONOR OF HER FATHER.
"It's my dad's legacy and hopefully as long as I'm alive my dad's legacy can live".
SHE SAYS 300 VOLUNTEERS WORKING IN THE KITCHEN AT P-F CHANGS.
Oh I hope I don't drop this.
HELPED DISTRIBUTE 52 TURKEYS.
You go girl! stir those taters!.
AND OF COURSE, DESSERT.
Most of the stuff is on the warmers back in the kitchen.
CONTROLLED CHAOS, AN ORGANIZER CALLED IT.
It's coming it's coming.
believe me, it all works out in the end.
THE MEALS WERE BOXED UP -- HUNDREDS DONATED TO SAINT MARTIN'S HOSPITALITY CENTER DOWNTOWN.
OTHERS DOLED OUT DIRECTLY TO PEOPLE ON THE STREET.
THOMAS MULL IS GIVING THANKS TO VOLUNTEERS AT LINDY'S DINER DOWNTOWN.
"I think they're going to get blessed because they're blessing other people 8:24 that's how it works that's just how it works".
THEY DIDN'T JUST OFFER FREE TURKEY DINNERS.
"It's a good atmosphere and it makes you feel like it is a holiday.
you know what I mean".
THEY WANTED TO PROVIDED A REAL DINING EXPERIENCE.
WITH SERVERS AND RESTAURANT-QUALITY FOOD.
"We want to make sure it's like like what we would eat at our houses because they are friends and family let me get this one here.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY, DESPITE MEETING FOR THE FIRST TIME.
"We got a free dinner here guy if you're hungry!".
LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER.
See you guys happy.
ROADRUNNER FOOD BANK HAS ALSO BEEN BUSY.
IT GAVE OUT A RECORD AMOUNT OF FOOD IN ONE DAY, LAST WEEK -- NEARLY 165- THOUSAND POUNDS.
THAT'S 30-THOUSAND MORE THAN THE FOOD BANK'S DAILY AVERAGE.
AARON, BACK TO YOU.
OKAY LYSEE IN RIO RANCHO -- A MCDONALDS OPENED.