The Harry Chapin Food Bank is short on Thanksgiving birds to provide to families in need. We’re looking to distribute 3,000 turkeys, but only about 100 have been donated so far.
The food bank has also purchased $35,000 in gift cards, at $10 each, to distribute to families via our partner agencies. The cards are designated for the purchase of food at local supermarkets for holiday meals.
These gift cards are often more economical and efficient for clients, because they can purchase their turkeys, chickens or other Thanksgiving food at the sale prices offered by the stores, making their dollar stretch further.
But we want to continue the tradition of helping families put a Thanksgiving bird on the table, in addition to the gift cards. We’re asking the community to help.
Those who wish to donate turkeys or chickens can drop them off at the food bank’s Fort Myers Distribution Center or the new Collier County Center in Naples from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information or questions, call 239-334-7007.
3760 Fowler St.
Fort Myers, FL
3940 Prospect Ave. #101