MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -

The City of Sweetwater and Miami-Dade League of Cities gave away 1,000 turkeys and non-perishable items throughout the county Tuesday ahead of Thanksgiving.

The items were delivered to families in Doral, South Miami, Miami Beach, and Miami Gardens on Tuesday.

"We're here to get some turkey," said Juan Joseph of North Miami. "I'm currently unemployed right. This definitely will help."

Milliecent Lamb was one of the first in line in Miami Gardens. She said she waited more than an hour for one reason.

"For my family," said Lamb.

The food was donated by Wal-Mart and Winn-Dixie. Wells Fargo Bank also contributed.