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OKLAHOMA CITY—For more than 20 years, the Free Food Pantry has been helping needy families across the city. This year, they are the ones asking for help.

With Thanksgiving just weeks away, the non-profit needs donations to help purchase turkeys and other supplies for their “Thanksgiving Day Baskets.”

Each year, the Free Food Pantry gives away more than 500 baskets to deserving families.

Usually, all the turkeys are donated by another non-profit.

This year, that organization was not able to help out and now the pantry is short about 200 meals.

Sister Mabel Stoss, the Free Food Pantry & Educational Center, said, “This has been one of the hardest years. It was pretty hard last year; the donations just wasn’t coming in. It is even worse this year. We have depleted everything in the pantry to help those that are in need. We try to help those make a positive transition in their lives.”

If you would like to help, you may drop turkeys off at the “Ol Glory Freezer Locker, “located at 924 SW 5th St. in Oklahoma City.

For more information, call Sister Mabel at (405) 721-6763.