PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -People and groups all over Maine are trying to bring the food and spirit of Thanksgiving to those who can't afford it on their own.

At Chevrus High School in Portland it's become an annual tradition.

The school's Key Club has been providing Thanksgiving baskets to needy people for decades. On Tuesday, students got ready to deliver 750 food boxes to needy people.

Gradeigh Cameron, the club's president, says much of the food is donated by students and their families, and local businesses also help. Cash donations this year came from Oakhurst dairy, B&M Baked Beans, Odette Machine and the Liberty Foundation.

Students working on the project told NEWS CENTER its fun, and helping others "makes you feel good".

Key Club faculty adviser Diane Baker said " I feel very grateful when I sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with my own family knowing we've helped so many families in this area."

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