NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The season of giving is in full swing at Hunts Point Market.

Merchants at the famed Bronx market came together for the fifth annual “Hunts Point Gives Back” event.

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More than 25,000 pounds of fresh and healthy seasonal produce was donated to families in need of a Thanksgiving meal.

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“You realize when you’re out here, fortunate you are that you can just go home and make a meal, and some people really aren’t that fortunate so it’s a really great cause that’s going on,” merchant Michael Armata said.

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Distributors at Hunts Point were joined by community leaders and members of the NYPD’s 41st precinct.