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Local families receive free turkeys

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One local law firm is hoping to make Thanksgiving a happier holiday for local families in need.

The Pendas Law Firm on Beach Boulevard distributed free turkeys to families in Jacksonville, Friday morning. The giveaway is the company's statewide tradition of giving back to the community.

"Each year, my staff and I, along with our families and friends, look forward to the opportunity when we can share some cheer with our community during Thanksgiving week. We realize that the turkeys that we give provide meals for thousands of people who otherwise would not be able to afford them. It gives us great joy to give," said attorney Lou Pendas, owner of the firm.

This year the firm will hand out 3,000 turkeys to families who would not have been able to afford them otherwise.

The distribution is on a first come, first serve basis and is estimated to run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Organizers say anyone in need can get one until they run out.