Operation Homefront feeds military families during holidays

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Holidays can be a struggle for many Bay Area families, especially the families of a deployed member of the military and disabled veterans.

Operation Homefront is making sure struggling military families don't have to worry about what they'll serve for dinner this holiday by giving them Christmas dinner baskets.

Alexis Hampton's husband will be overseas this Christmas, but she's thankful for the help from Operation Homefront.

"We certainly appreciate it," she said.

The goal of the national non-profit organization is to serve the needs of military families.

"Sometimes families struggle and I think a lot of times we assume that our military families have it all covered," Operation Homefront's Beth Mcgregor said.

The program was started in 2009 and has distributed more than 90,000 meals across the country.

"Oh, it means so much," said military wife Anna Gursky. "We have two little boys and we appreciate the basket."

"I think I is very special helping us out," said Staff Sgt. Nicholas Small.

McGregor says the small gesture is well-deserved by the troops.

"They do a lot for us so if this is something small that we can do to give back to them, [it's] definitely worth it," she said.