Street Turkeys accepting donations for Thanksgiving


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The food bank says nearly seventy-five thousand people in Central and Eastern North Carolina don’t have enough to eat.

That’s why Street Turkeys is pairing up with Harris Teeter and trying to do their part to help put food on the table this Thanksgiving.

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The eighth annual Street Turkeys of Wilmington took place at various locations across Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach Wednesday, collecting food and items people need this holiday season.

During this time of year, the food bank’s inventory gets depleted and this drive was designed to help stock shelves.

Volunteers will continue to take donations until seven on Wednesday evening to make sure no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving, especially children.

“That hits home for me, I’ve got three boys and I can’t imagine not being able to provide for them,” Event Director Jai Isear said. “So it’s something that our community can really come together and help out a lot of folks that are struggling right now, especially after the hurricane.”

If you missed the chance to donate today, you can still help the Street Turkeys.

You can visit their website right here to find out how you can help and how much longer the event is going on.

Don’t forget, money is also welcome. Coordinators say just one dollar can provide up to five meals.