Darien food pantry says rise in food costs may disrupt turkey donations this year

Darien-based Person-to-Person says its turkey supply hasn't been impacted for its annual Thanksgiving distribution, but the supply of its other food items has.

News 12 Staff

Nov 16, 2021, 12:22 AM

Updated 979 days ago

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With the national supply chain crisis, will food pantries be able to accommodate the growing number of families in need this Thanksgiving?
Darien-based Person-to-Person says its turkey supply hasn't been impacted for its annual Thanksgiving distribution, but the supply of its other food items has.
With the rise in food costs, Person-to-Person says it may receive fewer donations from the public.
That means it will have to pay extra to ensure all of its clients have a proper Thanksgiving meal.
"This is our business and we're committed to doing it. So we're going to make sure people have what they need," said Nancy Coughlin, CEO of Person-to-Person.
Person-to-Person says donations typically make up less than half of the meals it distributes year-round, so it will need to do more fundraising.


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