Turkeys sought for those in need as Thanksgiving draws near

Tags: Donate, Thanksgiving 2015

The Thanksgiving holiday is right around the corner and the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida needs to provide about 10,000 turkeys and chickens for families in need. The community can help by donating frozen holiday birds or making a financial contribution.

This year, it will cost the food bank about $14 to purchase and distribute each holiday bird through its network partner agencies. The deadline to donate turkeys is Nov. 20.

You can drop off frozen turkeys or chickens at the food bank’s Fort Myers or Naples warehouses.
frozen turkey

Hours are:

Fort Myers warehouse Naples warehouse
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
3760 Fowler St. 2221 Corporation Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL, 33901 Naples, FL, 34109

Financial donations can also be mailed to either location. For more information or to donate online, call 239-334-7007 or visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org/donate

The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and distributes quality food to families in need in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. During fiscal year 2014-2015, the food bank provided 18.4 million pounds of food to its partner agencies and programs, equivalent to more than 15 million meals.>

The food bank can distribute $6 worth of food and grocery items for each donated dollar. The organizations that receive the food include soup kitchens, local food pantries, children’s food programs, senior programs, residential programs and homeless shelters.

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