Harlem Thanksgiving dinner saved thanks to a PIX11 viewer

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It's an annual Thanksgiving day tradition in Harlem: giving 500 families a hot meal at a restaurant called Sweet Mamas.

But Malcolm Punter, with Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, and Carolyn Paul, a loyal PIX11 News viewer, said they are having major turkey trouble.

"We need turkeys and we need people," said Paul, an organizer of the dinner.

A local community activist Clarke Pena teamed up with community partner William Farrell, from a law firm called Liga de Justicia, to donate 20 turkeys to save sweet mamas dinner.

"We heard they needed help and we are happy to help," Farrell said.

Sweet Mamas needs more to feed all the families who will arrive at their door on Thursday. They are taking donations of food at their restaurant at 144th Street and Lenox Avenue.

They don't want to turn anyone away on Thanksgiving.

If you would like to give to Sweet Mamas, click here; or to Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, click here.