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Fairbanks Community Food Bank working hard to provide families with a happy Thanksgiving

Published: Nov. 23, 2020 at 4:07 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Fairbanks Community Food Bank is hard at work to help provide Thanksgiving dinner to as many people as possible in Fairbanks.

The facility expects to provide around 2,500 homes with Thanksgiving meals this year despite the challenges of COVID-19.

“Two weeks ago we had only 100 turkeys. We were 2,000 short on pies, 2,000 short on so many things. Here we are two days before, and we’re shooting for 2,500 households, that’s about 10,000 people. We’re getting a lot of phone calls. We think we’re going to get hit that 2,500 households -- and thanks to this amazing community, we will not promise a turkey in every box, but we will promise food and I think we’re gonna hit that,” said Anne Weaver, CEO of the Fairbanks Community Food Bank.

Distribution will be held on Wednesday November 25th, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Seventh Avenue in Fairbanks, or from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at God of Life Lutheran Church in North Pole.

Weaver emphasized that The Fairbanks Community Food Bank is still accepting donations: “We are taking donations until 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Anything that can come in before then, great! But even on the day of the distribution, watch our Facebook page -- because we’re going to be updating it as we know, ‘Ok, we’re running out of this item!’ I really want to thank everybody for watching that so faithfully, this is such an amazing community! There’s no way this would have worked anywhere else.”

For more information, visit the Fairbanks Community Food Bank Facebook page or their website at www.fairbanksfoodbank.org.

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