Donor Gives 1,000 Turkeys To NJ Food Pantry

ENGLEWOOD, NJ (AP / WCBS 880) – An anonymous donor has saved Thanksgiving at a northern New Jersey food pantry.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports

The person donated 1,000 turkeys, allowing the Center for Food Action to provide Thanksgiving dinner baskets to most, if not all, of the 3,800 families in Bergen and Passaic counties who requested them.

LINK: Center for Food Action

CFA executive director Patricia Espy told The Record newspaper the food bank is running behind on items such as canned potatoes and vegetables.

Espy is hoping additional donations will allow the organization to provide complete holiday dinners to everyone.

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  • Chrisie Shaw

    Wow, what a wonderful gesture of humanitarianism! With all the insanity going on the world, it is nice to know that there are still goodhearted people out there putting others first. Whomever you are, you rock and Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Darla

    What a nice thing to do. This kind and generous person just saved Thanksgiving for many families who probably wouldn’t have been able to have a Thanksgiving dinner. It’s a ray of hope in a world filled with selfishness. This world needs more people like you. Thank you!

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