Port Townsend Food Bank expects high demand for Thanksgiving
River Carey, center, unloads a box of turkeys at the Port Townsend Food Bank on Monday. -- Photo by Charlie Bermant/Peninsula Daily News
By Charlie Bermant
Peninsula Daily News
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But this Thanksgiving Day could be the busiest day in its history.
“Last year, we fed 338 families for Thanksgiving,” said Shirley Moss, food bank director.
“There is no reason to expect that we will have any less this year.”
Arrow Lumber on Monday delivered 325 whole turkeys to the food bank, at Mountain View Commons at 1919 Blaine St., continuing a tradition that is now in its third year.
About 3,000 pounds of potatoes also were delivered
Aside from the turkey, food bank customers also can get vegetables, stuffing and all the trimmings., including real butter, which Moss said is a departure from years past.
Another change is that Moss will buy produce from local stores.
The turkeys will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Whole chickens are available for those who don’t want a turkey.
Those interested should arrive at the food bank no earlier than 8 a.m. Wednesday, Moss said. For information, phone 360-531-0275.
Last modified: November 19. 2012 6:07PM