Car Dealership Hands Out 500 Free Turkey Dinners to Former Military on Veterans Day

Car Dealership Hands Out 500 Free Turkey Dinners to Former Military on Veterans Day
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Jenni Julander

There are many different ways people choose to honor service members on Veteran’s Day. For one Utah car dealership, it’s by providing 500 turkey dinners to the homes of vets.

Employees at three of Ken Garff’s Hyundai dealerships in Salt Lake City, Utah, say they volunteered to put together the hundreds of free meals as a thank you to former military, ABC reported.

Meal ingredient kits are being handed out at the VA hospital on Foothill Drive, where a social-distanced drive-through pickup has been set up. Meals are available between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the parking lot in front of Building #9.

 Ken Garff’s Hyundai dealership in Salt Lake City, Utah (Screenshot/<a href=",-111.8938879,3a,45.4y,123.47h,92.84t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVMbl3CfU54Bcrv5H9OX10A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656">Google Maps</a>)
Ken Garff’s Hyundai dealership in Salt Lake City, Utah (Screenshot/Google Maps)

The project, dubbed “We’re Here For You,” involved volunteers handing out meal kit bags containing turkey, pumpkin pie, canned corn, green beans, and other turkey dinner staples.

The project recruited 21 dealerships to help out this year, and they have also been encouraging people to buy local and give back to the community during the trying times brought by the pandemic.

“Ken Garff is proud to partner with the Voluntary Services at the SLC VA Hospital to provide veterans and their families with FREE Thanksgiving dinners via a safe, socially-distant drive-through as part of our We’re Hear For You initiative!” Ken Garff Hyundai Downtown shared on Facebook.
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With Thanksgiving right around the bend, volunteers know this act of kindness is the least they can do for the veterans who’ve sacrificed for our country.

“Turkeys flying out the door to our Veterans thanks to community partners Norbest and Ken Garff,” the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System wrote earlier today.

Community members left notes of thanks on the post.

“We got ours!” said one. “Thank you so much!!”

Another wrote, “Thank you for helping us make sure our Veterans in need are taken care of this holiday season.”

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