More turkey donations at local food pantry

(WTNH / Tina Detelj)

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — A local food pantry received donations just when it needed them the most.

Folks at the St. James Episcopal Church were short on turkeys to give out for Thanksgiving, but they say on Wednesday morning, they received donations of six turkeys and a check for $50.

The food pantry was low on turkeys because of the turkey shortage and the higher costs associated with it.

The turkeys will be used to provide holiday meals for up to 15 families who use the food pantry.

“We thought we were going to have to take money out of our budget and put it toward the turkeys. Hopefully we won’t have to do that if the response keeps coming in the way it is. Thank you,” said Ellen Merrill from the St. James Episcopal Church.

If St. James receives any extra turkeys, it will donate them to the Gemma Moran Food Center, which supplies food to dozens of area pantries and soup kitchens.

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