The Boston Globe: Salem’s Melanie McKinnon extends a helping hand

By Kathy McCabe

With help from an army of volunteers, Melanie McKinnon delivered 140 food baskets — filled with a turkey and all the trimmings — to North Shore families who could not afford to cook Thanksgiving dinner.

“Melanie’s feeling is, at least one day a year, a child should have that experience of making a holiday dinner,” said her mother, Liz McKinnon, a steady volunteer.

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