DENVER (CBS4)– The Samaritan House in Denver received a big donation just in time for Thanksgiving.

Volunteers unloaded 3,000 turkeys that will help feed the homeless and less fortunate this holiday season.

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The Mormon Church sent the delivery from Utah. Catholic Charities, which runs the Samaritan House, will also donate some turkeys to local parishes and food banks.

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The Samaritan House hopes to receive about 2,000 more turkeys by Dec. 1.

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