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Bluffton Families in Need Receive Donated Thanksgiving Meals

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BLUFFTON, S.C. -

Some Bluffton families are giving back this holiday season, by making sure everyone has a stuffed Thanksgiving.

Around 130 Bluffton families signed up on Bluffton Self Help's list for a free turkey and fixings this year.

Once the list is made, volunteers are each paired with a name on the list. Then they will either drop off the meal at the food pantry, or meet face to face with the recipient.

James Singleton visited the food pantry on Wednesday to pick up his turkey.

"We got some people out there who are less fortunate, like to have food on the table and clothes on their back," Singleton says.

Singleton expressed gratitude for the families who stock Bluffton Self Help, and for the family who provided his family's Thanksgiving meal this year.

He calls it an act of love.

"Love is an action word. You show it. It's the easiest thing from the mouth, but you can show it by sharing with this community," he says.

One familiar face to Single ton was Robert Kuzia. Kuzia donated a turkey and side items with his family this year.

"I think there can never be enough food for so many people who don't have much, especially in the holiday season," Kuzia says. "I mean, some of these families have six children."

Singleton says the meal he received will provide for his family which includes seven children.

For Kuzia, this is an act of giving that comes full circle. A few years ago, his family could not afford to buy the necessary groceries for a Thanksgiving dinner.

"It's really close to our family's heart. We fell into some tough times," he says.

Now his family is glad they can return the blessing they received, to Bluffton neighbors like Singleton.

Other donors who cam bearing boxes described the service as satisfying. Tricia Payne did not meet the family she was paired with in person, but she said the phone call alone was touching.

"You just feel generous, and they're so thankful. Just the conversation was enough to make it a really satisfying effort," Payne says.

As of Wednesday morning, there were forty remaining turkeys to be picked up.

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