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Food Bank Helps Break Guinness World Record for Largest Turkey Donation

NEW YORK, NY ( — Food Bank For New York City and City Harvest received eight truckloads of turkeys as a generous donation from TODAY to help families celebrate this Thanksgiving with dignity through the gift of a warm meal.

Together with City Harvest and the Chicago Food Depository, Food Bank broke the Guinness World Record for the largest turkey donation received within a 24 hour period. The record to break was about 7,620 turkeys and with the help of all three food banks we broke the record with 15,000 turkeys received. Food Bank For New York City received 3,780 turkeys, which will be distributed to New Yorkers in need for the holiday season. Many thanks to Jennie-O for the donation.

About Food Bank

Driven by our mission to empower every New Yorker to achieve food security for good, we harness the collective power of our network of food providers, partners, and volunteers to activate the right resources, supports, and expertise across the five boroughs. Our work with more than 800 soup kitchens, food pantries, and campus partners provides immediate and reliable access to food and nutrition education, while our economic empowerment programs give people the tools and know-how to improve their financial wellness. Community by community, we work together to make progress on a more hopeful, dignified, and equitable future for all. To learn more about our impact or get involved, visit

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