“We are anticipating that this will be the largest request for Thanksgiving assistance that Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services has ever seen.
Kelly Siefkin is the Food Bank’s spokeswoman. She says the number of people asking for help has gone up 35% from this time last year.
Today (Friday, November 20th) is the food bank’s annual Turkey Drive…where people can drive-by and drop-off donated turkeys. Siefkin says their goal is 3,000 frozen birds.
“We’re probably going to need closer to 5,000. But every turkey will make a difference. So we have a whole system worked out. You pull in. We’ll get your turkey, get your receipt out the door as quickly as possible.”
They’re also accepting packaged side dishes like potatoes, green beans and stuffing.
The drive is happening from 4:30 AM to 7 PM. It’s at the Food Bank’s Oak Park facility near the corner of 34th and Broadway.