Food Bank Still 3,000 Turkeys Shy of Filling Holiday Needs

Food Bank Still 3,000 Turkeys Shy of Filling Holiday Needs

Updated: Monday, 22 Nov 2010, 6:05 PM MST
Published : Monday, 22 Nov 2010, 9:25 AM MST

PHOENIX – Thanksgiving is just days away and the push is on to fill valley food banks.

With unemployment so high, many people are relying on food banks this time of year – for some, it’s the only way they’ll be able to put a Thanksgiving diner on the table.

Even after a big turkey drive over the weekend, there’s still a big shortage. Approximately 1,800 turkeys were donated on November 20, but St. Mary’s food Bank is still almost 3,000 shy of its goal of 6,000 for the holiday food box season.

According to St. Mary’s Food Bank, this year, 6,000 families have fallen on hard times and can’t afford to buy a turkey and side dishes. Those families head to St. Mary’s to pick up a free Thanksgiving food box.

In addition to turkeys, monetary donations and non-perishable food items will be accepted.

Click here to see the original story and VIDEO: http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/local/phoenix/st-marys-food-bank-turkeys-11222010

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