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Volunteers help people in need at Monk turkey drive

Volunteers helped to deliver meal packages to families in need Saturday in Lepanto. The Monk...
Volunteers helped to deliver meal packages to families in need Saturday in Lepanto. The Monk family has worked for the past five years to provide Thanksgiving dinner to people who may need a meal.(Source: Kelsey Williams)
Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 10:44 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 13, 2021 at 5:33 PM CST
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LEPANTO, Ark. (KAIT) - Volunteers worked Saturday afternoon to help make Thanksgiving better for people in need in Craighead, Crittenden, Poinsett and Mississippi counties.

It was the annual Malik Monk Turkey Drive in Lepanto.

The Lepanto native, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, along with his mom Jackie and his brother Marcus, was responsible for the project to give out 300 Thanksgiving dinner packages to families in the area.

Jackie Monk was at the First Baptist Missionary Church in Lepanto to help give out the dinner packages.

The families received Butterball turkey vouchers, along with stuffing and sides to have a full Thanksgiving dinner.

Nearly 300 turkey vouchers, along with dressing, were given to families in need Saturday. The...
Nearly 300 turkey vouchers, along with dressing, were given to families in need Saturday. The Monk family hosted the event to help people in need throughout Northeast Arkansas.(Source: Kelsey Williams)

It is the fifth year the Monks have provided meals to residents of their hometown, as well as Tyronza, Jonesboro, Osceola, Marked Tree, and West Memphis.

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