DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – On Thursday morning, Nov. 19, hundreds of North Texans headed to Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas to pick up a free Thanksgiving turkey and all the fixings.

“This is my first time doing the food bank,” Deborah Hatch said. “From the food to the jobs to healthcare – it’s sad. I’ve never seen it like this before. It makes me feel great that there’s still people that want to help people that can’t be helped at this time and it’s a blessing.”

Jewish Family Service runs a drive-through distribution once a week, but this week is special. The nonprofit is giving away more than 900 turkeys with all the fixings.

“Seven-hundred-fifty families coming across in one day and it takes an army to do this,” CEO Cathy Barker said. “We have a whole lot of people who are working, who took the time off to be able to come out here today because they wanted to pay it forward.”

“It’s a lot for a family because we don’t have money to buy a turkey and all the things they give you for free,” David Oseguera said.

“It makes me feel great that there’s still people that want to help people that can’t be helped at this time and it’s a blessing,” Hatch said.

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