PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Every day we come closer and closer to our goal of the annual KDKA Turkey Fund to support families in need, but we still need your help.
This year the 40th annual KDKA Turkey Fund is taking place, a longstanding tradition to help families who otherwise might not be able to afford it during the holidays.
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Even though people are starting to go back to work, many families are still struggling with their COVID losses and could use the help.
The annual KDKA Turkey Fund not only brings food for families to the table, but also helps to relieve the stress of everyday life.
“During or before the pandemic, when people turn to the food bank for help, they often make tough decisions,” said Charla Irwin-Buncher, chief development officer for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “Making difficult decisions about putting food on the table or making the decision to pay your rent.”
“That’s what our service is really about, which is to top up household budgets and incomes so people can get their money’s worth.”
Irwin-Buncher oversees how families can get involved and has learned firsthand how a single meal can make a difference for those struggling to make ends meet.
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Over the years, Southwest Pennsylvania has shown it cares about its neighbors and has donated more than $ 19 million to help. Last year alone you were able to feed almost 25,000 families with your donation.
“It just happened to so many more people at the same time. So as we begin to overcome the effects of COVID, we know families are still struggling, ”said Irwin-Buncher. “Support is more important than ever at this time.”
We raised a record amount for the KDKA Turkey Fund last year and hope, with your help, to set up another one this year to help our neighbors in need.
“It really allows us to come together to make sure none of our neighbors will miss this Thanksgiving holiday,” said Irwin-Buncher.
The KDKA Turkey Fund is also doing something new this year. When you donate, you will be entered into a raffle where you have the chance to win a four-pack of biscuits from one of the Bartram House Bakery locations. A sweet treat for a good deed!
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