Hundreds of families receive Thanksgiving dinners

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With Thanksgiving just days away, many people are heading to the market.

But for Ana Gage, that's not an option. "It just makes me really happy that there's someone out there that cares," she said.

Gage and hundreds of other families are relying on New Hope Ministries for their Thanksgiving meal.

"I think that it's really awesome that the community can come together and help people who need that and don't have the money to make that turkey or go get stuff," said Jessie Gage, Ana's daughter.

It was the community that donated every single item. With an overflow of donations, New Hope Ministries set up at three different locations: Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg and Hanover and distributed more than 1,000 meals combined.

Gage has been struggling financially after a recent divorce. Without New Hope's donation she says, she wouldn't have a Thanksgiving dinner. "It's something special that they're doing for people and it's helping everybody out who can't really afford to get food."

For others, it's a reminder that a little help goes a long way. "This is a special treat for Thanksgiving and I'm very thankful," added Joanne Burdock.