Turkey Give-A-Way Begins for Those In Need


Monday, November 24th 2008, 7:08 pm
By: News 9


By Alex Cameron, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma -- Oklahomans are known for their giving spirit, but that spirit is being put to the test this Thanksgiving.

Charities that provide food to the homeless and near-homeless have more mouths to feed this year, but with fewer donations.

Hundreds of people lined up Monday morning to receive their free turkey from the Jesus House.

"I've been here since 8:30 this morning, waiting in line to get my free turkey," Earl Montague said.

Despite the long wait, no one was complaining.

"It's a good deal, because most places you go, they say they're out of food," Moses Jones said.

Officials with the Jesus House it's a sign of the times, as they're seeing many more new faces lined up for food this year.

They were expecting to give out between and 400 and 500 turkeys at Jesus House Monday, just day one of their turkey give-away.

Jesus House is giving turkeys away Tuesday and Wednesday, as well.

They said anyone needing a free turkey just needs a photo ID and a utility bill or some document that shows a home address.

They said anyone who wants to donate, can stop by, or call them at 232-7164.