Kids raise enough money for 8,000 meals as part of Foodshare’s holiday fundraising

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BLOOMFIELD--A group of teenagers made a big difference for some families this Thanksgiving.

The Power of Peace group raised $3,200 for Foodshare's Thanksgiving program, and also donated some turkeys.

Nearly 16,000 local families have requested a turkey for this Thanksgiving, and so far nearly 10,000 have been donated.

The money raised by the kids will go towards feeding more families.

"We want to promote change as a young group, and help our community, because this is our world, and if we don't help it, no one else will," said Sreenidhi Nair, a 16-year-old from West Hartford who is with the Power of Peace.

If you want to help, click here for locations where Foodshare is collecting turkeys, and click here to find out how to donate money, which Foodshare will use to feed families in the area year-round. Foodshare says that every $30 actually equals 75 meals! That means the kids' donation equals about 8,000 meals!