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St. Mary’s Food Bank still needs 8,500 turkeys before Thanksgiving

(Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

PHOENIX — With a high volume of families expected to visit for Thanksgiving, St. Mary’s Food Bank is asking the community to help it reach its turkey goal.

The food bank still needs 8,500 turkeys by the holiday so that it can match its total of 12,000 from last year, according to a press release.

St. Mary’s says it has collected only about 3,500 turkeys so far.

Turkeys, canned food and cash donations are being accepted at both St. Mary’s locations — in Phoenix at 2831 N. 31st Ave. and in Surprise at 13050 West Elm St. — from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

The food bank is distributing Thanksgiving meals on three days this year — from Nov. 25 to 27.

The cost to put a turkey on the table for Thanksgiving is about $13, St. Mary’s said.

Organizations or individuals who plan to make large donations are asked to call St. Mary’s at 602-343-3160 to set up logistics.

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