Food pantry can’t afford to provide turkeys

Ponca City Now - November 18, 2014 5:48 am

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, )

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A Muskogee food pantry says it won’t be able to continue its decades-old tradition of giving out Thanksgiving turkeys.

The Tulsa World reports the Muskogee County Community Food Pantry has provided turkeys to residents for about 30 years. But pantry coordinator Bud Ranks says that’s coming to an end this year because of a lack of funds.

The pantry has seen an increase in the amount of residents it serves each month. Typically, the pantry serves about 300 people monthly. But those numbers have increased since the end of summer. It now serves between 700 and 900 people each month.

Ranks says even if the pantry received a large donation increase today, it’s too late to remedy the situation before Thanksgiving. He says there’s not enough time to purchase the large amount of turkeys before Nov. 27.


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