Turkey shortage for Thanksgiving Day 2012 ongoing, various food banks asking for donations

By on Nov 17, 2012 in Food, Lifestyle, United States Comments

A so-called turkey shortage is being expected on Thursday, November 22, 2012, Thanksgiving Day this year, prompting various food banks to ask for donations, which will be given to needy American families for their annual celebration. Turkey is the traditional food being served during Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Day turkey

Thanksgiving Day turkey
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According to a press release by San Francisco and Marin Food Banks on its official website on Friday, November 16, 2012, the non-profit organization is expecting to distribute 3,300 turkeys to social service agencies this coming Thanksgiving Day, but the Food Bank is only halfway towards its target.

“If we don’t make up these turkeys through donations, thousands of meal clients in San Francisco and Marin will not be able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We are calling on the community to step in and help us make up the gap.” Food Bank Executive Director Paul Ash was quoted in the report.

With this, the San Francisco Food Bank is asking for donations, with the public being requested to give the money to the food bank or provide turkeys to the Food Bank‘s San Francisco and Marin locations. For every $1 donation via SFFoodBank.org, the food bank says they can distribute $6 worth of food.

For Turkey donations, San Francisco Food Bank noted that they will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the San Francisco food bank warehouse, 900 Pennsylvania Avenue; while Marin county donations will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Marin food bank warehouse, 75 Digital Drive, Novato.

Apparently, other food banks earlier announced that they are also experiencing the same turkey shortage and are asking for donations as well. Among them are Sacred Heart Community Service (SacredHeartCS.org) and Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB.org). The Salvation Army reportedly has enough turkey as of now, but is still requesting for other form of donations.

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