The FoodBank of Santa Barbara County needs 700 more turkeys before Thanksgiving Day.
The FoodBank’s mission is to end hunger among local families that are in need everyday of the year.
“I think we’ve done a really good job so far, but we’re still about 700 turkeys away from our goal. We’re still about 50 thousand pounds away from our canned food drive goal so we’re banking on the community to support us,” said Jamie Nichols, the chief operating officer for the FoodBank.
Thanksgiving can be difficult for families in financial despair. So through generous donations from people, businesses and organizations, the FoodBank hopes to gather 2,000 frozen turkeys.
“I had some frozen turkeys and sometimes you get a deal at the market so I’ve been saving them up to get those for today. I thought it would be nice if some other families, two families could have turkey,” said Mary Bursek, a Goleta resident.
The last day to donate to the turkey drive is Tuesday, November 22. Donations will accepted at both of its warehouses.