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  • New York's Ruth Crawford says she's never waited in line for a free Thanksgiving turkey because she's never had Thio until this year.

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  • Crawford is one of millions of Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and are struggling to make ends meet.

  • Looking to ease some of the burden ahead of the holidays, the organization Food Bank for New York City on Monday gave out 500 turkeys, canned goods and produce to hundreds of families.

  • And there's Mawr to give away in the coming days.

  • Leslie Gordon is president of the organization here in New York City.

  • Even before the pandemic, there were 1.5 million residents here across the five boroughs who didn't always know when their next meal is coming from or what it will be.

  • And so that's escalated considerably to nearly two million of our neighbors.

  • Food banks nationwide are facing short supplies due to overwhelming demand.

  • In Dallas, Texas, this weekend, food banks distributed more than half a million pounds of food to drivers lined up as far as the eye could see.

  • The biggest food giveaway in the city since the pandemic began in Los Angeles.

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  • A branch tried to keep up.

  • Clearly, there is great need, like every year.

  • This is our 14th year, but this year the demand is even greater.

  • I've been coming for the last four years.

  • I really appreciate what they're doing for families at this time because of the virus.

  • But even with all the trimmings, how traditional will the Thanksgiving feast to be this year?

  • Not very many Americans, heeding the warnings from health experts and local officials, plan to avoid large gatherings this holiday, another reminder that normal is still many months away.

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