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Carmen Lopes, left and Lorena Vasquez, right get some cooking instructions from Jesse Zermeno, president of Operation Hope in Fellsmere during the Thanksgiving food give away Saturday, Nov. 23.
Operation Hope in Fellsmere helped make the holidays better from more than 200 families Saturday. The nonprofit organization distributed 425 frozen turkeys along with canned goods, fresh potatoes and desserts thanks in part to the generosity of Publix Super Markets and the VFW Post 4206 in Melbourne, who donated $600. On Dec. 22 at noon, Operation Hope will celebrate Christmas with their annual toy giveaway.