URGENT! : Nelson Pantry Loses All of Their Thanksgiving Turkeys In Freezer Failure

Volunteers stock holiday food package at the Nelson County Pantry. Due to a freezer failure they lost all of their Thanksgiving turkeys.

Nelson County, Virginia

The timing couldn’t have been worse. The Nelson County Pantry has lost all of their frozen Thanksgiving turkeys slated for delivery to needy families this coming week. “We had some people coming in early to pick up their food baskets. When we got here to prepare for that we discovered our freezer had failed. We found blood from the thawed turkeys running everywhere. They’re all gone. $2000.00 worth of turkeys,” says Marion Dixon with the Nelson County Pantry.

Earlier this week we told you about a fundraiser held by employees and friends of Devils Backbone Brewing. They were jumping to raise money to purchase turkeys. “Fortunately we can take early delivery on our Christmas turkeys and use them to replace the lost Thanksgiving turkeys, but we have nothing for Christmas at the moment. The money raised last week by DBBC will help toward the Christmas turkey purchase, but we will need more help ASAP,” Marion continued.

County and volunteer crews spend much of the day cleaning out the spoiled turkeys and hauling them away. Marion says an assessment of what’s wrong with the freezer is being made now. “We still don’t even know what the cost of repairing the freezer will be.”

Marion is asking anyone that can donate to please go to their How You Can Help section of the NCP website and donate. The highlighted hyperlink in this sentence takes you there.

We’ll be updating you along the way!


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