During tough economic times a local group is making sure veterans have a turkey on the table.
The group, Freedom Is Yours, gave 150 turkeys away to veterans Saturday morning outside Save-A-Lot in South Zanesville. By 9 am there were more than 70 people waiting in line.
"We had people in the store at 8:30 this morning wanting to know where we were at, some people even cried they say thank you so much I wish we could do more but we can’t," says Robert Rose the President of Freedom Is Yours.
This is the second year for the turkey giveaway. The turkeys are purchased with money donated to Freedom Is Yours. This year the group raised $2,000 to buy the turkeys.
"We stand out all year in the cold collecting money and times are hard, they don’t have the money, but whatever they do put in there we give it back to the veterans," tells Rose.
Rose says he hopes to have a ham giveaway for veterans during Christmas. For more information or if you would like to donate to the group call (740) 297-8703