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Pinellas County deputies drop off Thanksgiving meals to dozens of families

52 families received a box of food
Posted at 8:41 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 23:21:48-05

LARGO, Fla. — Pinellas County deputies dropped off Thanksgiving meals to families in need. 

52 families received a box including turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.

Deputies loaded their patrol cars behind the Publix in the Indian Rocks Shopping Center.

Pinellas County deputies like Lydia Lang-Royal delivered several meals to families in the community where she works.

People in the Lealman, Highpoint, Ridgecrest and North County neighborhoods received food. 

It's the 15th year for the event. Calvary Episcopal Church and the Indian Rocks Beach Rotary club paid for meals. Publix boxed the food.

"You're wondering how you're going to make things work, how you make it pan out. When you get anything, you're grateful for it, you're thankful," said Candice Moore, a mother of 9. 

Candice Moore said she's appreciative of the generosity of strangers.

"The kids were excited when they saw the pie. My daughter loves cranberry sauce. As soon as she saw it, her face lit up. It's going to make it easier for us to kind of mingle and have family time that day so it will make it extra special," said Moore.

Calvary Episcopal Church conducts similar events for Christmas and Easter. The church is accepting donations. Its food pantry is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the church.

The pantry is always accepting monetary donations and all non-perishable food products.

If anyone would like to help with holiday meals or the food pantry, please contact the Calvary Episcopal Church at 727-595-2374.