What if there was no turkey? No cranberries, no sweet potatoes. No green bean casserole. No pumpkin pie. What would Thanksgiving be?
The Ninth Annual Virtual Turkey Drive is underway and continues through Thanksgiving Day. Our goal is to raise $80,000 to purchase turkeys and holiday meals for Southern Tier residents who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity. Tioga Downs Casino Resort has again graciously pledged to match donations, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000.
Turkeys and meals will be distributed to partner agencies throughout the Southern Tier, where more than 72,000 residents are living at or below the poverty line. One in seven adults and one in four children may be facing food insecurity and are at risk of hunger.
Holiday dinners are more than just food; they bring families together, build tradition and provide opportunities to give thanks. The Virtual Turkey Drive aims to give everyone in the Southern Tier a bountiful Thanksgiving meal and stock the shelves for the holiday season.
Donating to the Virtual Turkey Drive is easy. Just log on to www.foodbankst.org and donate any amount. A $1 donation provides three meals for our neighbors in need.