The holidays can be a stressful time for several families; costs add up quickly and even a Thanksgiving meal may be too expensive for those in need. So a local church is giving these families something to be thankful for.

The Church of Hope is starting Thanksgiving celebrations a little early this year. After their 11 AM service on Sunday, November 19th, volunteers prepared to hand out 700 bags with a turkey and all the trimmings, in a reusable bag.

The event is expected to end around 3 PM, but once they're out, distribution will end.