I love when I see stories like these, helping out the community is what this time of the year is all about.

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Local McDonald’s owners & operators in New Jersey donated 2,000 turkeys to local food banks Fulfill and The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) ahead of Thanksgiving. The donation will help the food banks as they experience a tremendous demand this year, and will also help to brighten the holiday season during an unprecedented, challenging year for local families. Recently McDonald's in Silverton on Hooper Ave. had a grand re-opening and I just knew the owners of that McDonald's and the McDonald's on Fischer Blvd., in Toms River were a part of this. Awesome job Donna and Kevin, always helping out in the community.

This was the 8th year that local McDonald's owners & operators have partnered with Fulfill. Also, the second year of turkey donations to CFBNJ, the state's largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization that aims to alleviate hunger and build food security throughout the state, according to the CFBNJ website.

From the President & CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey - “As this year was especially difficult for families in our community, these donations are more needed and appreciated than ever. We look forward to continuing to work together to make a positive impact in the community.” “We are thankful for the incredible support and donations we receive from local McDonald’s owner/operators."

“We truly appreciate our continued partnership with McDonald’s and their generous donation of turkeys during this year filled with hardships,” said Fulfill CEO and President Kim Guadagno, the former Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey.