NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Kathy Hochul, Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Catholic Charities joined together Tuesday to ensure as many New Yorkers as possible are able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.

They helped distribute 1,000 turkeys with all the fixings to people in need at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center in Harlem.

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Dolan said, for him, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving marks the start of a beautiful season.

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“Not only is this the intro to our national feast of Thanksgiving, but it’s also kind of the opening pitch for the season of generosity,” he said. “It’s a great time in my own life and I think a great time in the life of the community.”

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