AVENAL – Local boxer Jose Ramirez and Kings County Supervisor Richard Valle teamed up Tuesday to knock out hunger with “Operation Gobble,” a program that provides Thanksgiving turkeys to local families in need.

“I want to extend my gratitude to Jose Ramirez and the wonderful organizations that came through with their generous support this year,” Valle said. “With their help, we were able to provide a healthy and happy Thanksgiving to many families in Kings County."

In what has become an annual tradition for District 2, Ramirez and Valle gave away approximately 675 turkeys to families throughout the district.

“On behalf of the residents of Avenal and throughout Kings County, I thank Supervisor Valle for his leadership and continued effort to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys to families,” Ramirez said.

“To be able to help so many families is both personally and professionally rewarding for me,” Valle said. “This time of year is a time for giving thanks for all that we have. I am blessed to have wonderful friends and family and am proud to serve the communities of District 2."

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