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Foster Farms Donating Turkey To Food Banks Affected By Wildfires


Food banks in California were hard hit by this year’s wildfires, and that will make it difficult to provide all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner to those in need. 

Foster Farms is trying to answer that need by donating 126,000 pounds of turkey this holiday season.

Merced County-based Foster Farms is reaching out to food banks in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, the Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, and San Diego.

Ira Brill with Foster Farms says among the hardest hit is Santa Rosa. The company has already stepped forward to help the food bank there.

“What we did was donate $100,000 in cash," Brill said. "We’re working with them to give them about 40,000 pounds of poultry and then on top of that, we’re going to donate about a thousand turkeys for Thanksgiving.”

Brill says all the food banks will have enough to serve more than 140,000 individual meals.

Rich Ibarra

Contributing Central Valley/Foothills Reporter

As the Central Valley correspondent, Rich Ibarra covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, along with the foothill areas including Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. He covers politics, the economy and issues affecting the region.   Read Full Bio 

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