Good Holiday News for Westchester's Hungry: Gobble, Gobble, 5000 Times

Arlene Putterman, public relations manager for Stop & Shop brought two frozen turkeys, pledged 500 more and said her supermarkets will soon collect shopper donations for nine "trimmings" to go along with the turkeys. "We have a lot on our plate, no pun intended,'' Putterman said. "It is a gift of love and of hope and of promise."

Deputy Westchester County Executive Kevin Plunkett plucked a personal check from his pocket to buy more turkeys for the needy.

That was welcome news for Ellen Lynch, executive director of the Food Bank for Westchester, who said one of every five county residents is hungry or at risk of being hungry. "As the holidays are coming, and Thanksgiving in particular...food has this heartfelt place for everyone,'' Lynch said.  

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