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9:11 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Families In Need Recieve Help From Their City On Thanksgiving

Five hundred Pawtucket families are enjoying a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner Thursday thanks to the generosity of their neighbors.

City of Pawtucket
Credit Elisabeth Harrison / RIPR

On Tuesday, food baskets were delivered to needy families under the auspices of the Pawtucket Holiday Baskets Drive. Its chair, Laureen Grebien, the city’s first lady, said the typical recipient is a family that has fallen on hard times.

"It’s probably a family of two or three kids and somebody that, you know, is struggling with whether they got laid off or they just somehow can’t seem to make ends meet," said Grebien.

The baskets contain everything you need for a Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey, potatoes, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce and desserts.

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