Charities seeking hundreds of Thanksgiving turkeys

By: AP
By: AP
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Colorado charities say they still need hundreds of Thanksgiving turkeys for needy families and outlying food pantries.

The American Farm Bureau Federation estimates turkey prices are up about 3 percent from last year. Donations of turkeys to some charities have been slow.

The Gazette reports Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs needs at least 500 turkeys but has received only 20. Spokeswoman Rochelle Blaschke Schlortt says that by this time last year, the group had already received around 350 turkeys.

Meanwhile Crossfire Ministries is trying to collect 600 turkeys by Nov. 17. Care and Share Food Bank and Springs Rescue Mission are working to provide 10,000 turkeys to soup kitchens and homeless shelters across the region.

Among other charities, the Denver Rescue Mission also is trying to collect 10,000 turkeys.

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