Idaho Foodbank Still Needs 11,000 Turkeys for Holiday


The Idaho Foodbank needs some help making sure local families in need have a turkey on the table for Thanksgiving.

The Foodbank has set a goal of delivering 4 million pounds of food, including 15,000 holiday turkeys, by the end of 2012. But this holiday season, the Foodbank has a 50 percent smaller budget to purchase holiday turkeys for needy families, according to Foodbank officials. In addition, the price of turkeys has increased, leading to a 70 percent reduction in the number of turkeys the Foodbank can make available to partner agencies.

Because of this, the Foodbank is asking the public for help. The organization needs 11,000 more donated turkeys to meet this year's need of 15,000 turkeys for area families. Previously, associates of Walmart helped fund the purchase of 4,000 turkeys to be distributed across the Foodbank's service area.

Cash donations are also accepted, which will help the Foodbank not only buy the needed Thanksgiving turkeys, but get them to the families who need them.