Hundreds run ‘Turkey Trot’ for Baldwin Food Bank

DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) – As costs rise, it will be harder to fill the Thanksgiving table. This is the main mission of the annual Turkey Trot in Daphne, to feed people in need during the holiday season.

The race starts at 8am sharp on Saturday morning and people run down Main Street to Daphne. The annual event raises funds for the Prodisee Pantry. The Baldwin County Food Bank has seen its costs rise 15% since last year as more people come to it for help.

“The economy is playing a huge role this season, families are really struggling, groceries are up, just a dollar in the price of milk can be tough, it can be tough to make those adjustments in your budget,” he said. said Deann Servos with the Prodisée Pantry.

Each runner is like a turkey representing the food they can buy for a Baldwin County family’s Thanksgiving meal. It’s for a good cause and a good time.

“They’re filling a need and a lot of people are struggling with the economy right now and they’re filling that need,” runner Cyndi May said.

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