L&C Library accepts turkeys for Helena Food Share
Today, with help from Downtown Helena, the Lewis and Clark County Library was accepting turkeys on behalf of Helena Food Share.
Dozens of people came to the Lewis and Clark Library in support of the 2nd Annual Helena Food Share Thanksgiving Turkey Challenge.
Patricia Spencer of Lewis & Clark Library, says, "It's a great community event and we're already seeing that this morning. We're seeing patrons coming in like how can we help out? We're seeing people who saw it on Facebook, Downtown Helena again generously donated the gift cards. It's a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together to help their community."
Several people came in early Friday morning to donate a turkey, including Eliza Allison, who says she's happy to contribute to the cause.
Allison says, "I just think it's a really great thing that food share does for the Helena community. Last year and this year my family has donated a turkey and helped out with this particular collection site. So I think it's just a really awesome thing to bring the community together around the holidays."
Helena Food Share will distribute Thanksgiving meals on Monday at the pantry on Lewis Street. Helena Food Share Executive Director Ann Waickman says the Turkey Challenge is a huge help.
Waickman says, "It is truly a great day for the folks served by Helena Food Share. The Helena community once again gets the banner of being so incredibly generous. It makes such a difference to so many families to be able to have that Thanksgiving turkey on the table."
According to the latest turkey count from the Lewis and Clark Library, the Helena community has donated more than 550 turkeys today.
Story by Charlie Misra, Beartooth NBC.
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