Thomas and Betts employees work with NEA Food Bank to help the most needy this season

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  Local factory employees banned together to bring Christmas a little early to some of the most needy in Northeast Arkansas.

Thomas and Betts factory employees worked with the Northeast Arkansas Food bank to donate more than 3,000 canned goods. This will feed about hundreds of needy families.

Thomas and Betts employee, William Smith, said, "we always want to look to our community to make sure that the people that need it are provided for. Everyone lives and works in this community so we want to make sure that these types of programs are available."

Smith says this is the first time the factory has done this, but it's certainly not the last.

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