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Charity Packs Holiday Meal Boxes for Needy Families

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Thanksgiving arrived early at a Des Moines charity Tuesday.

Volunteers at Creative Visions have been preparing hundreds of food baskets for the less fortunate. They'll receive turkey with all the trimmings.

Director Ako Abdul Samad says they're just filling a need that seems to grow every year.

“It makes you feel good. It really makes you feel like you did something. Now, on the other hand, it`s twofold. Then you think of those who you missed. Who didn`t get help. And you`re hoping that somewhere someone is donating a meal for them,” says Samad.

Ako says if every one of Channel 13’s viewers donated one dollar or one canned good item, Creative Visions could feed the needy for a year.