ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The Eblen Charities “Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving” meal giveaway kicked off Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Ingles in the South Forest Shopping Center on Hendersonville Road.
The day before Thanksgiving, 800 pre-registered families drove through to grab not just a turkey but a plethora of sides as well to have a complete Thanksgiving feast.
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Kathy Soule, Eblen Charities director of development and events, said they are the lucky ones to be able to provide so greatly to the community.
“It’s just so rewarding to see the smile on their faces and just their gratitude," Soule said. "They just say, 'Thank you so much, we wouldn’t have had a meal without you.' I mean, it’s just so, so heartwarming.”
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The giveaway will continue until 6 p.m. Wednesday evening to give meal recipients plenty of time to cook before Thursday's festivities begin.