STAMFORD - The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County says it is in desperate need of help this Thanksgiving.

Executive Director Kate Lombardo says last year the food bank gave out 11,000 turkeys and this year it expects to need an additional 4,000. Lombardo says besides turkeys, they need all the sides and fixings to go with them.

The food bank distributes items to dozens of food pantries across the area.