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Foodbank of Santa Barbara Co. in need of thousands of turkeys

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Nov 19, 2020

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is seeing an increasing need for food due to the economic impact of the pandemic on the local community.

The Foodbank says it feeds 25 percent of the county's population throughout the year.

That's about 100,000 people who depend on the Foodbank for their meals.

The organization's goal is to collect about 4,000 turkeys by next Monday.

So far, they've received just more than 400.

"We understand that people aren't coming in to donate turkeys personally," said Paul Wilkins, the Foodbank's Chief Operations Officer. "We adhere to strict COVID protocols. Donations can be dropped off at the front door and we'll immediately grab those and put then into our cooler freezers to be able to make sure that they maintain quality."

You can also safely make a monetary donation online by visiting