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Local dental company purchases hundreds of turkeys for Santa Barbara Co. Foodbank

Posted at 12:59 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 22:02:36-05

The Santa Barbara County Foodbank is a few hundred more turkeys closer to its goal to serve families in need this Thanksgiving.

After hearing on KSBY News last week about the foodbank's dire need for turkeys, representatives say one local company stepped up to help.

Cali-Dental based out of San Luis Obispo recently opened a location in Lompoc with another planned in Santa Maria next year.

After hearing about the need for turkeys, the foodbank says Cali-Dental decided to forgo a grand opening celebration planned for January at its Lompoc location and instead use the funds to help those in the community.

The company on Thursday purchased more than $2,400 worth of turkeys from Costco in Santa Maria to "advance their mission of a healthy community."

The foodbank now has 980 of the 3,000 turkeys needed for Thanksgiving and 1,627 chickens.

About two-thirds of the turkeys will reportedly go to families in the northern part of Santa Barbara County.