Eileen Thomas with the River City
Food Bank in Sacramento says - with Thanksgiving just two-weeks
away, her staff is in crunch mode.
"It's a nervous time for those of us who do food bank work
because we always worry that we're not going to have enough for the
Thomas says they need about 300 turkeys along with stuffing
and the usual holiday food items that people can donate. They're
also collecting fresh produce. That will come from area farmers
through a program called "Farm to Family." It's run by the California
Association of Food Banks
Sue Sigler with the association says it's nutritious food…just
not "supermarket perfect."
"(It) might be over or under weight or slightly misshapen
or have a blemish on it and that's the food that we see coming
through our food banks."
A state bill that took effect this year created a 10-percent
tax credit for growers who donate fresh produce to local food