AMHERST, N.Y. — It's the season of giving, and 1,000 turkey dinners were given away to local veterans, active military and first responders.

The event was hosted by Dominguez Marketing outside the Boulevard Mall.

Last year, 600 dinners were given away. Organizers expect this event to grow every year.

"We plan on doing it every year and scaling it bigger and bigger, and maybe having multiple locations to be easier for people to get to,” said Mark Dominguez, Dominguez Marketing.

The meals included turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce.