Turkey shortage at Gallatin Valley Food Bank
BOZEMAN, Mont. - With the Can the Griz competition and Thanksgiving around the corner thousands of pounds of food are being dropped off at the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.
Jill Holder, the operations manager for the food bank, was busy Friday afternoon taking in donations. She said donations dropped off this time of year help them feed families through Christmas. They also keep the food bank stocked for the next few months.
One item they could use more of is turkeys. Even though at least 30 were dropped off on Friday afternoon there is still a shortage for the holidays.
"This is a good time to get the turkeys for Christmas. We help the Salvation Army in their efforts with Hope for the Holidays. That'll take at least another 500 to 600 turkeys. We really need 2,000 turkeys to make it all happen," Holder said.
Other items that are always needed include canned chili and canned fruits and vegetables. Perishable items are accepted but less desired.