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10 Tons of Turkey: Home Sweet Home Ministries Launches Give Thanks Food Drive

BLOOMINGTON – A local charity says the number of people coming through its doors for help has steadily increased, making this holiday season even more challenging.
BLOOMINGTON – A local charity says the number of people coming through its doors for help has steadily increased, making this holiday season even more challenging.

That's why Home Sweet Home Ministries is launching a new way to meet the need this Thanksgiving.

The initiative called "Give Thanks" is empowering the community to share support with the hungry and homeless.

Drop boxes are being placed throughout the area to collect non-perishable foods.

The organization is also holding turkey collection drives at area grocery stores.

It needs to collect more than 1,500 birds by mid November to ensure all are fed.

"This may be the most important thing that changes their life.  When they can feel that they have value, that they matter, that someone cares for them.  That's really what Home Sweet Home is all about,” said organizer Matt Drat.

The charity will also be collecting non-perishable items at the Illinois State University football games.

For more information about what’s needed this holiday, or how to donate, log onto www.givethanks2013.org.
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