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Tampa Bay area law firms giving away turkeys to families in need for Thanksgiving

Posted at 12:04 PM, Nov 22, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. — Two Tampa Bay area law firms are giving back this holiday season.

Eleven years ago during the recession the Pendas Law Firm started a Thanksgiving tradition to help families in need by giving away hundreds of turkeys at its Tampa and Orlando offices.

More than a decade later, the firm continues to help less fortunate families. The company now gives away turkeys in Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers, Miami and Jacksonville

“Each year, my staff and I, along with our families and friends, look forward to the opportunity when we can share some cheer with our community during Thanksgiving week," said attorney Lou Pendas, owner of the firm. "We realize that the turkeys that we give provide meals for thousands of people who otherwise would not be able to afford them. This is our eleventh year of community outreach and it gives us great joy to give."

Anyone needing a turkey to celebrate Thanksgiving is invited to stop by its Tampa office located at 816 W. Martin Luther King Blvd on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The company's employees will be giving away turkeys on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. There is no pre-registration or documentation of need required to receive a free turkey.

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The Clearwater law firm of Carey Leisure and Neal is holding their 4rd annual Free Turkey Giveaway on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 starting 10:00 a.m. until they give out their last turkey.

The company is giving out 500 free turkeys on a first come, first serve basis to anyone in need. The giveaway will be held the firm's office at 622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100 in Clearwater. There is a limit one turkey per family and you must wait in line to receive one.

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The Tampa Jewish Family Services will also be handing out turkeys to people in need on Monday, November 25, 2019.

The distribution will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the JCC (North Branch) Cohn Campus, located at 13009 Community Campus Drive in Tampa. There is no requirement for you to apply for benefits or to prove a need to receive a turkey.