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York food bank needs turkey donations

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

Boxes and boxes of food are unloaded at the York County Food Bank every day. If you take a stroll around, the food bank has just about everything - or does it?

"Right now, as you can see the bin for the turkeys is actually empty, we haven't received any turkeys yet this year," spokeswoman Amanda Shank said.

The food bank has a lofty goal of giving out 2,000 turkeys. Before that happens, donations need to start rolling in. 

"The economy took a hit a few years ago and certainly we have seen repercussions from that," Shank said.

This year, all local food banks are planning for a bigger demand.

"Starting November 1, the food stamp program SNAP is being cut, so that means for a family of four they are losing about 20 meals a month," Shank said. "That's definitely a big reduction to them, so we are going to see a bigger need within the community."

A need Jacquelyn Brown says has always existed in York.

"It's definitely a problem. Everything is so expensive," Brown said. "A lot of people are getting turkeys that wouldn't have them otherwise."

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