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#WeSeeYouKSHB: More than 100 hams, turkeys distributed to KC metro families

Posted at 4:45 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 17:45:30-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 100 hams and turkeys were distributed Monday to families in need in the Kansas City metro.

Multiple organizations in the Kansas City metro are providing food to families for the holidays.

Slow Food Kansas City distributed 50 turkeys to Kanbe’s Market in Kansas City, Missouri, and Borgman’s Farmstead Store in Odessa, respectively,

The nonprofit’s goal was to provide food to people who live in food deserts and rural areas.

"Thanksgiving is the epitome of what we do at Slow Food Kansas City," Chad Tillman, Slow Food Kansas City board member, said in a news release. "Food insecurities are at an all-time high, especially in the face of a pandemic. Cooking and celebrating with loved ones can be even more difficult with so many unemployed. Slow Food is humbled that it has the resources to remove a financial burden and provide a meal to 100 families."

Members of LifePointe Church in Olathe also donated hams and turkeys to more than 100 families — nearly quadruple the number of families that were helped in 2019.

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