Article Photos: Salvation Army, Feed The Children distribute food and toys 9/25

Ellen McKenzie of Norman pushes a shopping cart loaded with gifts out of Crossroads Mall to a client's car. McKenzie said this is her 15th year to volunteer at the distribution event. She said working at the event "makes me feel good." She said she is "very fortunate that I can do this" to help others. She recruited another person to join her in volunteering this year. The Salvation Army and Feed the Children teamed to distribute bicycles and toys for children,  and handed out boxes of food for families at their annual distribution event Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Salvation Army officials said 100 volunteers helped make the event go smoothly. The volunteers loaded bags of toys and bikes into vehicles of clients who had been pre-approved for assistance.  Many of the gifts were provided through the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program   Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman