Baton Rouge Family Fall Fest provides 550 turkeys for those in need

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Councilman LaMont Cole hosted his annual Thanksgiving giveaway, but he says this year was special because of the need of giving back in 2020.

“It’s about the people, it’s about the community,” Cole said. “Nothing makes me feel better than to be a service for the community.”

550 turkeys were given away a long with side dishes and hot food.

Other than food, tables were set up to provide information on resources like healthcare and education.

The giveaway was hosted as a drive thru to limit the spread of COVID-19 at the MLK Community Center.

Cole says he understand how serious COVID-19 is mixed with flu season, pharmacist from CVS were also at the event to provide free flu shots.

“Happy Thanksgiving,” he said. “Mask up, wash your hands and be safe.”

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