BOISE -- While some of us are working on putting the finishing touches on our Thanksgiving menus others are left wondering if they will have any food to put on the table.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is trying to help everyone have a feast this holiday season. Families collected around 2,300 food boxes.
Each food box has a frozen turkey, potatoes, ingredients for a pumpkin pie, canned vegetables, stuffing and rolls.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been giving away Thanksgiving food boxes for the past 35 years. The first year it gave away 20 boxes; this year it is planning to give away more than 2,000.
Families could sign up to get a box at starting November 5th. So many people signed up to receive a box there is a waiting list. The only requirement to get a food box was it had to be going to a family of two or more.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul says the great thing about the food boxes is they are put together by families for families in need.
People are just generous and good and the recipients are wonderful people who are so thankful and they are so gracious, said Gina Gamboa, who helped organize this year's event.
Dozens of volunteers came to get all the food boxes to the families who need them, including the 101st Weapons of Mass Destruction and Civil Support Team with the the Idaho National Guard.
The goal is to load 75 cars with food boxes each half hour. All the boxes will be handed out Monday and Tuesday.