Turkey shortage continues for High Plains Food Bank

Turkey shortage continues for High Plains Food Bank

AMARILLO, TX - Donations continue to come in, but the High Plains Food Bank is still in need of Turkeys.

The Amarillo Downtown Lions Club donated 250 turkeys to the food bank on Tuesday

Executive Director Zack Wilson said all of those will be distributed within the next few days.

"I'll be surprised if those stay on the shelves more than a week," said Wilson.

Last year the food bank gave out more than 3800 turkeys.

Just over 1400 have stocked the warehouse this year.

Emily Bell, Marketing and Communications Manager for the food bank, said even with generous donations from local groups, their fundraising is still much lower than it should be.

The food bank always accepts cash, check and food donations.

The "Together We Can" holiday food drive is the organization's next event.

December 7-12, the High Plains Food Bank will be collecting cans and donations at the Market Street United on Georgia.

Bell says this festive food drive is for items they need most, especially proteins like canned meats, peanut butter and canned vegetables.

Turkeys (and hams for Christmas!) are also always needed this time of year.