HILLSIDE, NJ – Nearly 300,000 New Jersey children face hunger every day. Many of their families don’t have the means to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner—turkey, stuffing and all the fixings.

To ensure food-insecure people across the state have what they need to share a holiday meal this Thanksgiving, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has been purchasing thousands of turkeys for its 17th annual turkey drive this weekend.

FoodBank staff and volunteers will collect holiday food essentials at more than 50 sites across the state on Saturday and Sunday. The Community FoodBank of New Jersey last year received donations of nearly 54,000 pounds of food and about 4,600 turkeys.

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The FoodBank’s most-needed items include frozen turkeys and hams, canned vegetables, gravy, cranberry sauce and stuffing.

Donate food and funds to make a difference in the lives of the close to one million people facing hunger in New Jersey. For more information and to donate online, visit cfbnj.org/turkey.

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of Feeding America, provides food for needy people across the state. The FoodBank distributed over 50 million pounds of food last year to more than 1,000 community partners including pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, mobile pantries and child and senior feeding programs.