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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