iBerkshires.com reports volunteers are already gearing up for the Thanksgiving Angels program, which provides turkeys and all of the sides to thousands of local residents in need.

On Wednesday, Berkshire Money Management helped kick off the season with a $2,500 donation.

Years ago, Berkshire Money Management used to hold its own turkey giveaway and the donation helps carry on that tradition for the company.

This year, the investment management firm wanted to get an early start on the giving season.

Last year 1,450 households benefited from the free turkeys. This year the group is expecting 1,550. The program has been growing just about every year.