PHARR – In an effort to assist families in need this holiday season, students and staff at Carmen Anaya Elementary in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA) hosted their 5th Annual Turkey Giveaway on Thursday, Nov. 16.

According to the Carmen Anaya Elementary Assistant Principal Bertha Cantu families lined up early to receive the turkeys provided by family members of the school's namesake Carmen Anaya. Each year, her daughter Minerva Anaya-St. John and son-in-law Chris St. John arrive with a truckload full of turkeys to give out.

For Minerva Anaya-St. John giving back to her community and helping families enjoy this holiday season is worth the work.

“Every family deserves to have a good Thanksgiving," said Anaya. "It is great to help the parents and see the joy in their face.”