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Kansas City-area businesses help feed the hungry this Thanksgiving

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 18:45:00-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Kansas City-area businesses are doing their part to make sure no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving through partnerships with local charities.

Hy-Vee said its Kansas City stores will donate 8,000 Thanksgiving meals to local families.

The kits will be comprised of corn, green beans, stuffing mix, potatoes, fresh rolls, a pumpkin pie and a voucher for a turkey, which is enough to feed a family of four, the company said.

The meals will be collected and distributed through Harvesters. Recipients can pick up the pie and rolls in-store.

The Westin Hotel is partnering with the Salvation Army to feed the hungry.

Hotel staff churned out 25 turkeys at a time in three ovens to provide the Salvation Army with 80 cooked turkeys total.

The Westin has been donating turkeys in a similar fashion for 10 to 15 years, a spokesperson said.

It’s a tradition the company wanted to continue in 2020 despite the hardships of the year.

“Right now we all have to just bind together, work together, and be part of the community and make this, get through this the best way we can,” General Manager Jim Snow said.

The Salvation Army has plans to deliver Thanksgiving meals to those in need this year.

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