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Foodbank of Santa Barbara Co. in need of turkeys, chickens ahead of holiday season

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Posted at 1:59 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 16:59:27-04

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is in need of thousands of turkeys and chickens ahead of Thanksgiving.

The foodbank says the pandemic has caused an even greater need in the community this year.

Fresh or frozen turkey donations can be dropped off at the foodbank's warehouses in Santa Maria or Santa Barbara Monday through Friday.

The drive kicked off Monday and as of Wednesday morning, foodbank staff said they have yet to receive any donations for the campaign, which wraps up Nov. 23.

"Due to COVID, a lot of families are more in need. A lot of seniors can't go to the store or provide for their families, so we just want to help them out with doing more in our community, getting more food in, so any donations are welcome 24-7,” said Temo Garcia, warehouse manager for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

The Santa Barbara warehouse is accepting donations M-4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4554 Hollister Avenue.

The Santa Maria warehouse is accepting donations M-F from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 490 W. Foster Road.

To sponsor a holiday meal for a family in need this holiday season, click here.

Donations can also be made to the food bank through KSBY’s Season of Hope campaign.