TEANECK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Thanks to a huge community effort, hundreds of families in New Jersey will now have food to put on the table this Thanksgiving.

On Monday night, CBS2 outside Bryant Elementary School in Teaneck, where families picked up turkeys and other items to make their holiday special.

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The Bergen County NAACP organized the donation effort with Congressman Josh Gottheimer and local organizations.

The NAACP started the drive last year, when things became more dire during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“If they come, they need it, we give it to them, and make sure they have a blessed Thanksgiving,” Bergen County NAACP President Jeff Carter said.

“People need the help, and what’s so nice is that the community comes together to help folks,” Gottheimer added.

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CBSNewYork Team