Meeting the need
Rick Denny, the shelter's executive director, said the law firm GableGotwals donated 88 turkeys to the shelter Tuesday afternoon.
Tom Gruber with the law firm said the donation amounted to an estimated 1,200 pounds of turkey.
“This is a joyous time of the year, and we thought we ought to give back to the community,” he said.
Gruber said the law firm has offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa and includes about 72 attorneys.
Denny said the shelter gave out about 350 Thanksgiving baskets on each day of its three-day holiday meal giveaway last year. He said the need has increased this year, with an estimated 400 grocery baskets to be given out Wednesday and 400 given away each of the previous two days.
Denny said he did not know why the need seemed greater this year.
“For each person in line, there's a different story. We try not to get into all that,” he said. “If we see a need, we want to fill it.”