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The Food Bank Needs Thanksgiving Turkeys

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Dozens of Athens families may have to go without a turkey this Thanksgiving unless some generous souls step up.

Bird flu decimated the turkey population this year, which has driven prices up and out of reach of the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank, according to the group’s president, Kim Ramos. (This organization is not to be confused with the Northeast Georgia Food Bank, also based in Athens.)

Ramos said the emergency food bank is in need of turkeys and/or hams—which are cheaper and actually preferred by a majority of clients, she said—for 150 families, and as the holiday is quickly approaching, time is of the essence.

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