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Baskets of bounty in Victor, Farmington

Two lanes of bumper-to-bumper traffic slowly circled the Farmington United Methodist Church parking lot Thursday. But nobody seemed to mind the short wait.

When all was said and done, about 700 deserving families had headed home with boxes of Thanksgiving food — turkeys, stuffing and all the ingredients to prepare a bountiful holiday meal.

Victor Farmington Food Cupboard’s annual Thanksgiving Basket Program, held again at the Farmington UMC, was fueled by the efforts of area churches, schools, businesses, service organizations and individuals.

Anna Harmer, marketing coordinator for Integrated Systems in Fishers, carried baskets of food and loaded them into cars.

“I wanted to get more involved with the community and do some more volunteering, and I thought this would be a great way to get started with it,” she said in between runs.

The company she works for is involved in the annual give-away “big time,” Harmer said.

“The whole crew at Integrated Systems is more than happy to help,” she said. “Actually, these are pretty nice baskets — a lot of different options they’ve got going on.”

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