AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – WJBF NewsChannel 6, Golden Harvest Food Bank and the Giving Your Best Partners are hosting a Protein Drive this Thursday.

Imagine that it is Thanksgiving and you don’t have the money to get a turkey or ingredients for dressing or pumpkin pie.

Golden Harvest will supply many of those items to families in need closer to Thanksgiving. However, Thursday we will be at Kroger in Grovetown to collect donations to help those families have a happy Thanksgiving.

“The Thanksgiving meal for families this year is much more expensive. We know the cost of food has skyrocketed. We also know there is a turkey shortage nationally. And so, we just get a ton of requests and so do our partners across our 25 county service area, for help, especially this time of year, to create a special meal for our neighbors,” explained Amy Breitmann, CEO Golden Harvest Food Bank.

And while we aren’t collecting nonperishable goods, we will be collecting more than just turkeys.

“We are really open to turkeys, roast beef, hams, whatever people can get their hands on to help donate. Those items are really expensive for families,” said Breitmann. “And so, maybe when they can afford the canned goods, or the stove top box, the protein and the fresh fruits and vegetables are what is really tough this year.”

The drive will take place on Thursday, November 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grovetown Kroger located at 435 Lewiston Road.

The drive will be collecting:

  • Turkeys
  • Hams
  • Roasts
  • Whole Chickens
  • Turkey Breasts
  • Monetary donations

Photojournalist: Will Baker.