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Scot helps Foodshare's 'Turkey and $30' campaign make final push

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    Scot Haney helped collect turkeys at Stop & Shop in Simsbury Wednesday morning. (WFSB photo)Scot Haney helped collect turkeys at Stop & Shop in Simsbury Wednesday morning. (WFSB photo)

    Foodshare is hosting its Jack Bannan Memorial Turkey Trot on Wednesday at Stop & Shop in Simsbury, among other locations.

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    Foodshare is hosting its Jack Bannan Memorial Turkey Trot on Wednesday at Stop & Shop in Simsbury, among other locations.

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BLOOMFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Foodshare continues its push to provide Thanksgiving meals to the less fortunate.

Friday, its "A Turkey and $30" campaign was in full swing at the charity organization's Bloomfield headquarters.

As of Friday morning, it was just shy of the halfway point in its efforts to gather 15,871 turkeys.

People have also donated more than $303,600 to help the effort.

“Last year we had a great year, achieving our goal earlier than ever before, and we’re on track to do that again,” said James Arena-DeRosa, Foodshare president and CEO. “The Jack Bannan Memorial Turkey Trot [in Simsbury] brought in 3,549 turkeys [Wednesday], in one day! That’s 500 more than last year, but we need to keep the momentum going.”

The organization said it needs its turkeys by Monday.

Foodshare called Thanksgiving a holiday that's shared across communities, across faiths and across the country.

It hopes to serve the needs of people in the greater Hartford area.

There are a few ways folks can help.

Friday, they can head to the Back East Brewery on Blue Hills Avenue in Bloomfield between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

There are also number of other sites hosting events this weekend. Read more here.

They can also donate online here or call 860- 856-HELP.

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