Food Bank Launches Turkey Drive to Help Needy at Thanksgiving
There are more than 200,000 Westchester residents who are hungry or at risk of being hungry, and the demand for meals increases around the holidays, said Ellen Lynch, the Food Bank’s executive director. To help address this issue, the Food Bank in Elmsford launched its second annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive on Wednesday morning.
“As the holidays are coming, and Thanksgiving in particular, food has an even more important, heartfelt place for everyone and it sort of speaks to the connection to family and celebration and gratitude,” Lynch said.
With a donation of $25, Food Bank for Westchester is able to purchase two turkeys that will be given to residents in need. People can donate through the organization’s website as well as via text message by texting “FB4W” to the number 88500.