FAIRBANKS-Temporary U.S. stimulus funding ended on November 1st for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly called “SNAP.” The program provides food assistance to 14 percent of all U.S. households. Here locally, the Fairbanks Community Food Bank has discussed the impacts on local families. They're gearing up for the biggest day of the year, Thanksgiving, and this year, they don't know how many people to expect. Managers say they aim to feed 8,000 people, but last year more people showed up. They would like to be prepared to help anyone.
To see the current donation numbers, visit fairbanksfoodbank.org. The Food Bank says they still would like about 1,900 turkeys. Of course any donation will make a huge difference and you can make your donations in person or call, 45– SHARE. We’re also teaming up with Kendall Auto to collect can food for the food bank. You can make your donations at Kendall Auto on Danby.