Local organizations looking for turkeys
The Idaho Foodbank and Boise Rescue Mission are both short on the amount of turkeys needed for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
“We have registered over 4,000 families for a holiday food box for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and right now we are short 3,500 birds,” Boise Rescue Mission director Bill Roscoe said.
The Idaho Foodbank attemps to collect 15,000 turkeys in the months of October, November and December, and is short 11,000 for the season.
"This is the fewest turkeys we’ve had on hand at this late date in my ten years in the Valley” Roscoe said. “If we have to buy these birds it will really impact our ministries programs at the first of the year.”
"The budget to purchase turkeys is 50% less than last year, and the price of turkeys has also increased," said David Proctor with the Idaho Foodbank. "These two factors have led to a 70% reduction in the number of purchased turkeys the Foodbank has available for our partner agencies."
To donate to either organization, you can contact their offices directly.