"We're really struggling here," says CAA Executive Director Reba Bolden of her organization's efforts to get the food together for the meal basket program, called Feed the Need.
"We hope to have enough to help everyone, or at least we'll help as many as possible."
To fill all the baskets, the CAA
needs 700 turkeys and hams along with stuffing, macaroni and cheese or mashed potato mix, yams, string beans, cranberry sauce and cake mix and frosting.
doesn't yet have nearly enough money on hand to buy all these items, so they are asking the community for help, either through donations of food or cash donations in any amount.
says the organization will use what funds it has to purchase as much food as possible, but there may not be enough for the meat portion of the baskets, or possibly not enough to fill all the baskets that have been requested.
not surprised by the huge increase in demand this year, as it just reflects consistent increases in need across the area since the recession began.