Despite Hot Economy, Bay Area Food Banks Struggling to Meet Demand

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Bay Area food banks are ramping up their donation drives in the final days before Thanksgiving, but many are still coming up short. Officials at San Jose Sacred Heart Community Service say rising housing prices have increased the demand for their services and that they still need 1,500 turkeys for their Thanksgiving meals. We'll check in with local food banks about their holiday and year-round needs.


Kathy Jackson, CEO, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Kelly Siefkin, director of communications and marketing, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

Barry Stenger, executive director, St. Anthony Foundation