Treasure Coast Food Bank is in need of about 500 additional turkeys for families seeking help for the Thanksgiving holiday this year.
The high cost of food and other necessities has put a strain on household budgets across the Treasure Coast, and the Food Bank already has seen an increase in the number of people seeking help for a holiday meal.
To make it easier for people wanting to donate a turkey, Treasure Coast Food Bank has extended its hours for collecting them. Anyone wanting to help can drop off a frozen, uncooked turkey at Treasure Coast Food Bank’s headquarters, 401 Angle Road in Fort Pierce between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Treasure Coast Food Bank will be accepting donations between now and Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Throughout the month, Treasure Coast Food Bank and its partner agencies are distributing turkeys and holiday meal boxes to people who otherwise would not be able to share in a traditional Thanksgiving meal. People seeking food assistance can visit stophunger.org/holidayhelp for more information.