Utica Comets players spent part of their Tuesday handing out turkeys to needy families at the Rescue Mission of Utica.

The 200 turkeys were donated by Comets President Rob Esche and his Save of the Day Foundation.

The Comets Wacey Hamilton says it's all about giving back to the community.

The Rescue Mission will be holding its annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet on Thursday starting at 11:00.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX