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Hundreds Of Volunteers Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner At Pine Street Inn

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Volunteers prepare a huge Thanksgiving meal at the Pine Street Inn.

Volunteers prepare a huge Thanksgiving meal at the Pine Street Inn.

BOSTON (CBS) – Volunteers got started bright and early Thanksgiving morning at the Pine Street Inn in Boston.

More than 200 volunteers were planning to help serve up some 1,500 holiday dinners.

In all, the Pine Street planned to roast 63 25-pound turkeys , 460 pounds of mashed potatoes, 42 gallons of gravy, 351 pounds of stuffing, 157 pounds of cranberry sauce, 307 pounds of corn and peas.

The meal also included an assortment of traditional pies, which were donated and delivered by Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

Senator Brown and Mayor Menino were on hand to help serve up a delicious meal.

WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi reports

Pine Street Inn President Lyndia Downie told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic that Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday for those who come in for a meal, but it can also be an encouraging one.

“The sweet side of it is we’ve got so many volunteers and so many people who have said ‘look, we know you’re going through a tough time, we know you’re here, and we’re here to help.’ And that makes a huge difference,” she said.

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