NewsChannel 5 at 5:30
Robert Norvell knows many of his neighbors cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal.
"There is need in our community to help those who need food," said Norvell.
So, Norvell is doing something about it. He spent his Monday morning at the grocery store shopping with volunteers from the South End Neighborhood Association.
The group bought turkeys and gift cards for the families and staff at Conniston Middle School.
"For some of them its the first time they ever cooked a turkey so it's going to be an unique experience for them," said Norvell.
Forty turkeys were given to families with kids who attend the middle school. Families like April Belasco are thankful for the donation.
"This is going to benefit me a lot, because times are hard, so putting the turkey in the oven, that will be great," said Belasco.
Every teacher received a gift card.
"We will have the traditional turkey, stuffing, cranbeery sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy," said Rhonda Davis. Davis is a teacher who just moved to Florida from Missouri.
The student government association at the school is also giving their thanks. The group of students
collected canned goods to add to the baskets.
Now 100 families and teachers will have a nice Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings thanks to a generous neighbor.
"I consider our teachers rockstars and the needy families i hope they enjoy this and make this a memorable year, so that next year, they can donate a turkey," said Norvell.