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Food Banks, in Need of Donations for the Holidays

Food Banks usually feel the pinch this time of year, as more families seek out supplemental pantry staples in preparation for holiday meals.

Some non-profit groups estimate a large portion of the people they help are not homeless, but are “working poor”; they have jobs, but do not make enough to buy food.

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Local News
11/14/12

FOX40 Viewers Step up to Help Stockton Food Bank

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A food bank in Stockton say they will be able to deliver turkeys to families in need this Thanksgiving, thanks to the generosity of FOX40 viewers.

The Food Bank of Stockton spoke with FOX40 Monday and said they were worried because donations were dangerously low; only 100 had been donated, when they need closer to 2,000.

Tuesday afternoon, FOX40 learned the organization received more than 770 donated turkeys.

This is the 44th year the Food Bank of Stockton has provided turkeys to make a Thanksgiving meal possible for San Joaquin County families.

Local News
11/13/12

Hundreds of Turkeys Delivered to California Food Banks

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Hundreds of turkeys will be delivered to food banks in Central California Tuesday, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Foster Farms, based in Livingston, is donating 280 frozen birds to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Manteca. That location helps feed families in Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties.

Also, AAA’s yellow tow trucks which normally help stranded drivers, on Tuesday will be delivering turkeys to non-profits.

The Salvation Army in Sacramento and Stockton, and the Union Gospel Mission in Modesto are just a few of the places getting turkey deliveries Tuesday from AAA.

The Food Bank of Stockton is seeing donations drop. The bank usually supplies Thanksgiving dinner for thousands of families. Marin Austin reports.

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