The Missoula Food Bank and Community Center, a nonprofit that serves 20% of the county’s population with emergency food assistance, is seeking donations of turkeys for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
They’re hosting the annual turkey meal distribution on Sunday, Nov. 19, connecting an anticipated 2,500 local families with a traditional holiday meal. That’s why they are asking the community for frozen turkeys.
“This is a truly meaningful thing that our community helps us to do each year,” says Caitlyn Taix, director of operations. “By the end of this week, we are hoping to raise an additional 600 turkeys to keep pace with the number of families who are facing food insecurity today.”
Jordan Spradlin, a staff member at the Missoula Food Bank, gathers donated canned foods in November of 2022. The food bank will distribute more than 2,500 turkeys and food baskets on Sunday.
BEN ALLAN SMITH, Missoulian
The turkey distribution is in its 24th year.
“This makes a traditional holiday meal possible for literally thousands of our neighbors,” said executive director Amy Allison Thompson. “What many people may not realize is just