More families will eat chicken on Thanksgiving this year

More families will eat chicken on Thanksgiving this year
RICHLAND, Wash. -- More families will be without turkeys this Thanksgiving. Instead, they will be eating chicken.

The food bank relies heavily on corporate donations. And for the past couple years, turkey prices have been too expensive. So instead, they have to rely on help from the government and that means chickens. The director says while a lot of people are still thankful to receive a meal at all, others are disappointed. He says he knows times are tough, but donations help.

"Ya know, I mean if you can find it in your heart to buy an extra turkey and give it to the food bank it would be deeply appreciated cause there's a family out there that's gonna have to do without if somebody doesn't donate them," said Food Bank Executive Director John Neill.

Last year, most of their donated turkeys came in after Thanksgiving in time for Christmas when the prices dropped. He expects the same this year.