Various area groups help those in need this holiday

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The holiday spirit is alive and well across the region - whether its time, money, or food, plenty of people spent the weekend giving back to those in need. (WPVI)

The holiday spirit is "alive and well" across the region - whether its time, money, or food, plenty of people spent the weekend giving back to those in need.

From turkeys in Germantown to canned goods in King of Prussia and South Philadelphia.

Several events organized by different groups but all with the same goal.

"We want to be a blessing to the community in Germantown," said Pastor Lewis Miller, Greater Freewill Baptist Church.

For 13 years, Pastor Miller has given away turkey dinners. This year, there 200-300 available along with the trimmings too.

It's all thanks to Philabundance and the help of private and corporate donations.

"It makes us feel great because the Bible says you're more blessed to give than receive," said Pastor Miller.

"I think it's a good thing, because it's a lot of people that can't afford the turkey but they want one. It's good for the kids," said Lorenzo Pittman, Operation Hanout.

"It's a blessing to have something like this happen on such a great occasion which is Thanksgiving," said Argyle Boyce, Operation Handout.

Over in King of Prussia - the players of the Valley Forge Patriots Fast Pitch Softball League bundled up under blankets to accept donations.

They took their spirit from the field to the holiday. In fact the girls said if they don't fill up their boxes on Saturday, they will by December 1st and deliver it themselves to Philabundance.

"Our goal is to try and fill eight skids of food today and we're about half way there," said Coach Joe White.

"It really warms my heart to think that we came up with this idea and we're going through these events to try to help them and really support our families," said Kristen Fuertes.

If you are looking for a way to give back this holiday season, you still have a chance to connect, share and give.

Bring your non-perishable food donations to the 6abc/Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade, there will be empty shopping carts at various locations.

For more information on the 6abc/Dunkin Donuts Holiday Food Drive, visit: http://6abc.cm/1A0ILCa

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