Senator Peralta Donates 1,000 Turkeys for Families in Need

Families in Queens are getting some help this year with preparing their Thanksgiving meal. 

State Senator Jose Peralta's office is giving 1,000 turkeys to organizations in the borough that help families in need.

Volunteers handed out more than 100 turkeys Tuesday at Peralta's Corona office. 

Families can also use a voucher from Peralta's office to pick up turkeys from participating grocery stores.

"To have a sense of normalcy, especially during Thanksgiving time, during the holiday season and sometimes due to economic reasons, you can't be, you can't afford to buy the turkey, you can't afford to have a family dinner," Peralta said.

"I'm going to hang on to this for Thanksgiving for the families from my program, families that usually don't have meals or the opportunity to provide for the kids during the holidays," said Leibniz Scottborgh, executive director of the Father Billini Association.

This marks the sixth year Peralta's office has hosted a turkey drive. 

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