Turkey donations help feed needy people in Region 8

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Dozens of needy people in Region 8 will have plenty of turkey to gobble this Thanksgiving.

The Steve Harvey Foundation, along with East Arkansas Broadcasters donated 75 turkeys Tuesday. The turkeys were donated to the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas and the Cherry Valley Food Pantry.

Executive director of the food bank, Christie Jordan, says this is their busiest time of the year.

"Usually protein is a very difficult item for us to get during the holiday season. Who doesn't want to have Thanksgiving without a turkey? And so, we're really grateful that organizations think of us in this fashion to donate an essential part of a holiday meal," Jordan says.

This is the second year for the group to donate turkeys to the food bank.

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