DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Thousands of families lined up in Dallas on Saturday for a giveaway hosted by the North Texas Food Bank, and the organization called it its largest ever.
Organizers said the NTFB gave away over 7,000 turkeys and around 600,000 pounds of food in Fair Park to those families in need as the holidays approach and the COVID-19 pandemic continues.READ MORE: The Pandemic Closed Them, But On Monday Apple Reopened All 270 Of It's US Stores
Saturday’s event was also the the NTFB’s fifth food giveaway in Fair Park since the pandemic began in March.
Aerial views of the event showed lines of vehicles throughout the morning as volunteers placed boxes of food inside trunks.Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Gets 1st COVID-19 Vaccine Dose: 'I'm Trying To Show Leadership And Show The Way'
“I see blessings coming to us cause we all struggling. And I appreciate North Texas helping us out,” resident Samantha Woods said while waiting in her vehicle.
“I haven’t been working since December, can’t find a job, they cut my unemployment, it’s a real big deal,” said Cynthia Culter.
Organizers said the food given away on Saturday was enough to feed about 25,000 people.MORE NEWS: 3rd Group Of Migrants Enter US At Texas Border To Be Processed As Asylum-Seekers
“It was a whole lot of people who pitched in on this, me partnering up with the North Texas Food Bank, the Tarrant County Food Bank, Pastor Brown bringing in those volunteers and the Baptist Ministers Union,” said Mitchell Ward, CEO of MW Logistics