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Food drive collects more than 400 turkeys in Hartford, despite the rain

Food drive collects more than 400 turkeys in Hartford, despite the rain

Hartford residents and businesses came together to collect food items for families in need early Tuesday, despite the heavy rain.

Foodshare's "Turkey Tuesday" Food Drive kicked off at CityPlace on Asylum Street with the help of Bank of America and UnitedHealthcare volunteers.

More than 400 turkeys were donated. Nonperishable food items and monetary donations were also collected.

Many of the volunteers and donors expressed just how important giving back to the community is, even if it meant getting caught in wet weather.

“It's important for us to remember that there are people going without. It's easy to get caught up...

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