TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) - Peoples Community Baptist church and Lawndale Presbyterian church joined together to host a turkey giveaway.
"We give back to this community because the community gives so much to us," said Pastor Stevie McKinney.
Long lines wrapped around Peoples Community Baptist church as members of the church and members of Lawndale Presbyterian church handed out turkeys.
This is the fifth year the churches have come together to hand out turkeys.
Pastor McKinney said this year it meant alot more.
"It was very very important for us to do it this year," said McKinney. "We wanted to reach out to family members, there are so many people in our community in need, and we really didn't want them to go without."
Pastor Bradford of Lawndale Presybterian church believes this was one way to help out to decrease the financial burdens the pandemic has caused.
"We want to take a little financial burden off of preparing a meal and just show our love to them,"said Bradford.
Normally people would come in, but this year because of the Coronavirus people had to drive through. But, this has created a trend many organizations are following.
"Other churches in the community have started to do the same thing," said McKinney. "We are grateful for that and we hope they will continue as well."
The churches gave away over 200 turkeys, in less than 45 minutes.