TAMPA, Fla. ─ Ten 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.
A decade later, the firm is continuing to help less fortunate families. The company now gives away turkeys in Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers, Miami and Jacksonville.
"We celebrate 10 years of feeding families and it gives us great joy to give," said owner Lou Pendas. "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. We realize that the turkeys that we give provide meals for thousands of people who otherwise would not be able to afford them."
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 morning 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 3rd annual Free Turkey Giveaway on Tuesday, November 20 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.
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The Lealman Firefighters will also be providing Thanksgiving meals to families throughout Lealman and the surrounding areas. Firefighters will be handing out Thanksgiving dinners to 100 people at Fire Station 18 located at 4360 55th Avenue North in St. Petersburg at 9 a.m. on Monday.