Local Target donates food following power outage

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Chili, N.Y. (WHAM) - Turning a negative into a positive this holiday season.

Saturday morning the Target store in Chili lost power which meant they had to figure out what to do with the food in the fridge before it went bad.

They decided to donate it to those in need.

Employees at Target called up a local moving truck company who volunteered to bring the food to different organizations including "House of Mercy."

"I've been very passionate about giving back, and I love doing it. It's one of my favorite pastimes," said Sam Marroquin from Peace of Mind Movers.

"If I could do this for a living, I'd do it all day long," he said.

While they were dropping off the food at "House of Mercy," a family was there having a cookout for those in need.

They say they simply wanted to do something good this holiday season.

"It was funny, when we called them and said that we want to do this, they were like o yeah, where are you guys from? And I was like Greece. They were like, are you from a church or something, and I was like no, we're just a bunch of people," said Dino Swan.

"It's amazing, and it's wonderful to know that it means so much to these people," said Swan.

The family says they decided on a cookout, so they could not only feed the hungry, but also get to know the people they were helping.

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