Spirit of giving meets a need
Thanksgiving's centuries-old tradition of sharing a meal with strangers inspired Long Islanders on Friday to donate turkeys, canned goods and all manner of other delights to those who otherwise might miss out.
Volunteers at Bethpage Federal Credit Union's 10th annual food drive in Bethpage estimated nearly 900 turkeys had been donated by midmorning, more than a third of last year's total. The Bethpage Turkey Drive for Island Harvest ran until 6:30 p.m.
"I come every year;...