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Nearly 4,000 volunteers help Equinox with Thanksgiving meals

November 22, 2018 05:37 PM

ALBANY - Imagine getting up so early you think it's last night or venturing out into the cold to deliver a meal to a stranger's house? Many did just that to help those in need through the 49th annual Equinox effort.

Before teams of delivery crews even arrive for go-time, it takes a week for volunteers to slice turkey, mash potatoes and squish up the cranberries. Then, they are hand-packed down an assembly line and ready to go over the river and through the woods, up to a 40-mile radius of Albany.

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Around 300 businesses donate and almost 4,000 people step up to volunteer.

When it's all said and done, over 12,000 pounds of turkey is delivered and dined on. They'll start planning for next year in a couple of days. They might take Friday off.

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