The Harry Chapin Food Bank puts out the call for Thanksgiving turkeys

The Harry Chapin Food Bank is asking the community to donate 3,000 turkeys so those in need can have a Thanksgiving dinner.

The food bank has purchased $37,500 in gift cards at $10 each to distribute to families via partner agencies. The cards are designated for the purchase of food at local supermarkets for holiday meals. These gift cards are often more economical and efficient for clients. They can purchase their turkeys, chickens or other Thanksgiving food at the sale prices offered by the stores, making their dollar stretch further.

Those who wish to donate turkeys or chickens can drop them off at the food bank’s Fort Myers Distribution Center, 3760 Fowler St., (239)334-70078 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.MondayFriday (please bring donations no later than 3:30 p.m.)