Food Bank of Del. kicks off Thanksgiving food drive

By Amy Cherry 2:47pm, October 14, 2013 - Updated 7:22pm, October 14, 2013
The Food Bank of Delaware is kicking off its annual Thanksgiving food drive Monday.

The Food Bank's Kim Turner says this year is going to be more difficult than ever NOT only collecting food but for those in need. She spoke with our sister station, Delaware 105.9

"We know that this holiday season will be more difficult for those in need, and with the government shutdown, we don't know what might happen in the next month. so we're hoping that the community will step up in a big way to help us out," says Turner.

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Turner explains what items are most needed.

"I always like to say that basic staples like cereal, peanut butter, tuna fish, basically non-perishable goods that you oftentimes find in your pantry, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, those are what we're looking for to get into the hands of those in need," says Turner.

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Turner says the hunger-relief organization hopes to create 2,700 Thanksgiving meal boxes for families in need. The deadline to donate is November 15th.

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