Connecticut Food Bank is short on turkeys this Thanksgiving

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Connecticut Food Bank needs about 1,000 more turkeys to make get all their requests filled before the holiday next week.

One of the food pantries that relies on them is the Walk of Faith Food Pantry in New Haven.

“I see young old and everybody in between,” said Roosevelt Parsons. “It satisfy me to be able to do something for somebody else.”

CEO Of the Connecticut Food Bank Bernie Beaudrau knows first hand how hard it can be for families.

“I was one of eight kids growing up and sometimes food was hard,” said Beaudreau.

He says 475,000 people in the state are food insecure and 1 in 6 children don’t always know when they’re getting their next meal.

“Sometimes they go hungry. Sometimes they skip meals,” said Beaudreau. “Thanksgiving is a time where everyone has enough to eat and not just enough, but a turkey and all the fixings.”

They’ve got to get to 20,000 to meet the need in the state. Right now, they’re about 1,000 birds short. That’s why their hosting three food drives this weekend.

News 8 is sponsoring a Food Drive this weekend to help the Connecticut Food Bank. Many of our news staff will be at the Shoprite in East Haven from 10AM until 1PM this Saturday. For more information, click here.

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