Community comes through for food pantry

It seemed like almost too much to ask for when Cache Community Food Pantry Director Matt Whittaker called for a lot of turkeys: 200 turkeys for Thanksgiving and 200 turkeys for Christmas. He said there was a great increase in need among families during the financial recession.But once again the community came through. Whittaker says last Friday he had only 75 turkeys but then things started happening. So where did the turkeys come from?”Miller Brothers had 40 turkeys left that they hadn’t given away so they brought those down,” Whittaker says. “Pepperidge Farm called, they had 20 turkeys. A couple other places called, they had five or six turkeys here or there. And then just individuals were coming in left and right with a turkey, or two turkeys, or three turkeys.”Whittaker says a Thanksgiving dinner was served Tuesday to about 200 people at the food pantry. Several other organizations ;picked up some of the turkeys and there are still some left to help meet the Christmas demand. Whittaker is thanking everyone who helped make a happy Thanksgiving for needy families.

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