Turkey donations down at local pantries
? Donations are down at Long Island food pantries, and some are blaming the economy.
The Lighthouse Mission in Bellport says as of Thursday afternoon, it has no turkeys to hand out this holiday season. Workers say they usually have a few hundred at this point in the year.
Long Island Cares says they will be distributing 3,000 turkeys this Saturday to about 100 food pantries in the area. The Light House Mission will be receiving about 300 to 400 of those turkeys next week.