RALEIGH, N.C. — From passing the puck to passing turkeys, the Carolina Hurricanes are in the giving spirit this Thanksgiving.

The team passed out hundreds of turkeys Wednesday in Raleigh. The Canes have a long tradition of handing out meals before Thanksgiving, and they say they're not going to let the pandemic stop that this year.

“This year it means a little more,” says Don Waddell, president and general manager of the Hurricanes. “There are a lot of families in need this year, and we are happy to be able to help provide our neighbors with a proper Thanksgiving meal.”

The Canes partnered with the Interfaith Food Shuttle, the Raleigh Rescue Mission, the Urban Ministry of Wake County, and the Helping Hands Mission for this good deed.