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Foodshare reaches turkey collection goal days before Thanksgiving

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Scot Haney to donned his turkey costume on Wednesday. (WFSB) Scot Haney to donned his turkey costume on Wednesday. (WFSB)
(Foodshare photo) (Foodshare photo)
BLOOMFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Foodshare's annual Turkey and $30 campaign was a success!

According to its website on Tuesday morning, it collected the needed 15,334.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he'll visit with staff and volunteers on Tuesday afternoon at the organization's Bloomfield facility.

Blumenthal said he'll also meet with Manchester Community College as it sorts the turkey donations and prepares them for distribution.

Channel 3 Meteorologist Scot Haney kept the push for the donations going since Foodshare announced its need earlier this month.

Foodshare CEO Jason Jakubowski told Channel 3 that the need this year was as great as it's ever been.

"It's about the same [number] as we had last year," he said.

Jakubowski was with meteorologist Scot Haney for live broadcasts throughout the month of November.

They were at the Simsbury Stop & Shop on Bushy Hill Road collecting turkeys and $30 donations during one of them.

See photos from their appearance here.

Jakubowski said the goal was to give those in need a nice Thanksgiving meal with a turkey. The $30 was because Foodshare recognizes that hunger is an issue all year.

For more information, head to Foodshare's website here.

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