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Stockton Food Bank Distributes Free Thanksgiving Baskets


More than 2,000 families are expected to wait in line in Stockton Monday morning, hoping for free Thanksgiving baskets to take home.

The Stockton Emergency Food Bank is giving out Thanksgiving meals with a turkey, stuffing, vegetables and everything that would make for a holiday dinner.

Lois Jones says for her, no job and no money would make it tough to give thanks if it wasn't for the food bank.

"To have this time to be grateful to be able to have food provided from places like this means so much to the community," says Jones.

Food Bank Director Mario Supnet says he expects to give out Thanksgiving dinners for 2,300 families, but there have been fewer turkey donations this year.

"We do expect quite a bit more people and we hope we don't run out as we've done a couple of years ago," Subnet says.

Supnet says most of the people who show up aren't homeless, but working poor who don't make enough money to afford a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

The food giveaway will take place Monday from 8 a.m. through noon.

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