Just like they have before every Thankgiving for the past 10 years, seniors at Brooksby Village once loaded up a van from the city's food pantry Friday morning full of canned goods and other non-perishable foods they had been collecting over the past couple weeks.
Afterward, the seniors and staff members did their annual "Turkey Trot" around the housing complex campus -- a mile walk with a life size turkey leading the way.
“This is an annual event so it’s nice to see everyone turn out year after year to help Haven from Hunger,” says Stefanie Fuller, a fitness specialist at Brooksby.
Haven's executive director Alyse Barbash, who was there Friday to personally accept the donation with pantry volunteers, thanked the seniors for their continuing generosity.
Each year, in addition to serving up a free feast at the pantry on Thanksgiving Day, hundreds of bagged holiday dinners are distributed to clients in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
Barbash said about 50 people were lined up outside the pantry on Wallis Street earlier that morning, waiting to pick up their meals.