With Thanksgiving just days away, a food bank in Huntsville says its stock is running out.
Each year, the Table Soup Kitchen Foundation offers a Thanksgiving meal to members of the community who might not otherwise have it. This year, the take-out program runs from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Monday.
Table President Heather Cassie says they need help from the community for things like hams, turkeys, desserts and fresh vegetables.
“Our shelves have been a bit empty. We have done our best over the last few months, with fewer donations received,” Cassie says. “Fortunately, we were able to go to the grocery store and stock up as best we could. But for Thanksgiving, we actually don’t have much to offer like typical Thanksgiving stuff.
According to Cassie, more people are using the organization’s food bank this year, and they’re struggling to keep up with the demand.
“We don’t know our stats for 2022 yet, but I will say it’s been hard to keep up. We have so many people coming in for help,” Cassie says. “We’re all in a tough spot right now. in terms of where the world is going and where it is, so we’re just going to support our community as best we can.”
You can drop off donations for the Thanksgiving meal at The Table’s Community Kitchen at 11 Hanes St. in Huntsville: Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
General food donations can be dropped off at The Table during regular business hours or in a bin at your local grocery store.