Fairbanks Community Food Bank asks for Thanksgiving donations

As of November 15, the Food Bank is still looking for 1,800 turkeys, 2,000 thousand frozen pies, and 1,400 cans of cranberry sauce. (Carly Sjordal, KTVF)
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the Fairbanks Community Food Bank is asking for donations to help families during the holiday.

Last year 2,700 Fairbanks families were fed by the food bank on Thanksgiving. However, this November, only 400 Turkeys have been donated -- an amount far off this year's goal.

The food bank is seeking not only Turkeys but pies, stuffing, and anything that people usually pair with a Thanksgiving dinner.

As of November 15, they are still looking for 1,800 turkeys, 2,000 thousand frozen pies, and 1,400 cans of cranberry sauce.

The Food Bank updates their Facebook page regularly to detail what they will still need.

Samantha Kirstein, the Community Development Director is confident in meeting the goal, as they have done for the last 30 years.

"We will have enough food for anyone who requests it. It may not be a Thanksgiving box, but there isn't going to be anyone in the Tanana Valley who seeks food assistance from us that doesn't get some," said Kirstein.

The Fairbanks Community Food Bank has upcoming food drives for those wanting to help donate to the Thanksgiving boxes.

Alan's Food Drive will be going on Friday the 22nd through the 24th, where community members can conveniently donate at both Fred Meyers locations starting at noon.

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