November 29, 2021

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Inflation and supply-chain issues are squeezing Denver’s Thanksgiving giveaway traditions

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By Kevin J. Beaty, Denverite

Mary Gallegos nearly gave up on a proper Thanksgiving this year.

She’s noticed everything from canned veggies to turkey centerpieces have been costing more, so it seemed like a holiday feast would be out of the question.

Then, she saw a post on Facebook that the SouthWest Denver Coalition was giving out birds. She submitted her name, then got a note that she made the list.

“So I’m going to make a Thanksgiving for us,” she said happily on Saturday, after she picked up her large frozen package.

Between the turkey she got here and and sides she picked up at some local food pantries, she was relieved the annual tradition was back on. How’d she feel about it?

“Good. Very good. Very good.”

Food prices have been on the rise as the nation continues to deal…

Denverite

2021-11-25 03:00:00

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