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Anonymous Pennsylvania Man Heads Effort to Feed 150 Families on Thanksgiving

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What does a ton and a half of turkey look like?

Well, if you’re in Ambler, Pennsylvania, it looks like a happy Thanksgiving. One anonymous Montgomery County man has spent the past eight years working with a team of volunteers to provide Thanksgiving dinner for families in need.

“We started the first year in 2008 with 30 families,” the man told Fox29. “This year we’re at 150 families, 3,000 pounds of turkey, $22,000 worth of groceries.” The ad hoc organization spent Saturday driving around Ambler delivering their haul.

One of the recipients of the food is the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund, a group that coordinates grocery donations to families in need. The Fund focuses on families caring for sick children.

Social worker Mary Berlin, stopping at Wissahickon Fire Company in Ambler — one of the drop-off points the charity group uses — said the donation “means everything” to her clients. “Otherwise, they’d be going to the soup kitchen … This way they can actually have a really nice dinner at home with their kids.”