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Tons of Turkey food drive, Nov. 17, 2012It’s become as much of a community tradition as turkey and stuffing: Hundreds of area residents contributed to the annual Tons of Turkeys food drive Saturday, even as many of their neighbors were lining up at New Horizons food pantry for help.

Catherine Kelley, cashier, scans a full conveyer of turkeys donated by Russ Buote of Epsom during the Tons of Turkeys campaign, to benefit New Horizons For NH, yesterday at the Hannafords on Bicentennial Drive in Hooksett. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Linda Racette of Manchester, picks out a turkey to donate during the annual Tons of Turkeys food drive at the John E. Devine Drive store to benefit New Horizons for New Hampshire Food Pantry, in Manchester, on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Six NH Hannaford supermarkets are collecting for the Tons of Turkey food drive and last year 16 tons were collected. The New Hampshire Union Leader is a sponsor.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Colby Ramshaw, 8, from Cub Scout Pack 901 in Londonderry, loads a turkey onto a donated FedEx truck, during the annual Tons of Turkeys food drive at the John E. Devine Drive store to benefit New Horizons for New Hampshire Food Pantry in Manchester on Saturday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Colby Ramshaw, 8, from Cub Scout Pack 901 in Londonderry, loads a turkey onto a donated FedEx truck, during the annual Tons of Turkeys food drive at the John E. Devine Drive store to benefit New Horizons for New Hampshire Food Pantry in Manchester on Saturday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)