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Thanksgiving Turkey Offered

Uncle Gilbert Uncle Gilbert
Chef Paul Lam Chef Paul Lam

By Mary Simms

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Your probably looking forward to this Thanksgiving holiday, and all the delicious traditional food that goes along with it. But, thousands of homeless hawaii residents aren't so lucky.

Uncle Gilbert has lived at Ala Moana Beach Park for five years.

Most days, its hard for him to find a good meal.

But, he has plans for Thanksgiving.

"I guess I'll walk around, go to the Blaisdell," said Gilbert.

The Blaisdell is where these turkey's will wind up on Thursday, as a part of the Salvation Army's 37th Annual Thanksgiving dinner.

For the past 15 years, the Sheraton Waikiki has worked with the Salvation Army to provide this Thanksgiving staple.

"We hope that they'll enjoy the Sheraton Waikiki turkey's. They'll think its delicious as well as the stuffing and just have a wonderful time," said Sheraton Waikiki Public Relations Director Candice Kraughto.

Its an important tradition of giving for executive sous chef paul lam, who's turkey's here will help feed more than 600 people.

"I feel very happy and can help the homeless people to enjoy the holiday turkey celebration," said Executive Sous Chef Paul Lam.

It makes those who get to give, feel good -- but, it means even more for those who need to enjoy a hot Thanksgiving meal the most.

We asked Uncle Gilbert what warm turkey on Thanksgiving Day means to him.

"It's very good, it keeps me alive, and makes me happy," he replied with a smile, as he patted his belly.

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