DENVER (CBS4) – Two-thousand holiday food baskets will go to the needy around the metro area on Monday.

The baskets include a bag of produce, a turkey and two sides. There is enough to feed a family of five.

The line to get the food baskets (credit: CBS)

The line to get the food baskets (credit: CBS)

Albertsons, Safeway, Food Bank of the Rockies and Volunteers of America are making it happen at the Volunteers of America mission on Lawrence Street.

Santa Claus also made a special appearance Monday morning. Kids were able to talk to Kris Kringle and get a gift.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“For many of these children this is the first time they get to see Santa, and this might be the only gift they receive, so it’s a really neat thing to do.” Jordan Kellerman with Volunteers of America said.

Food baskets will be given out until 4 p.m.

LINK: Volunteers of America

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