Struggling Food Banks Short On Thanksgiving Turkeys

More chickens expected to be handed out than previous years

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — At least one local food bank will be giving out more chickens than turkeys this Thanksgiving thanks to record demand amid a lingering recession.

Michael Flood, chief executive of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, joins KNX 1070’s Dick Helton

Michael Flood of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank says while donations are up, demand is even higher and is putting a strain on the bank’s resources. He says that tough times have have put donors themselves on the unemployment line, and encourages those who can help to visit the food bank’s website to donate.

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One Comment

  1. Joe Dionne says:

    Acton Foursquare Church provides a free Thanksgiving dinner every Thanksgiving at the Acton Community Center. Starts at 11:00 AM Thanksgiving Day, here

  2. d mexican says:

    free turkeys are only for the needy.. not for the greedy… and not for the addicted to freebies…

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