ROCK SPRINGS – Holiday giving is in full swing in Sweetwater County. On Monday, the Dead Men Motorcycle Club of Rock Springs dropped off 2,000 pounds of turkeys to the Food Bank in Rock Springs. This is the third year, the Dead Men Motorcycle Club has donated holiday turkeys to local food banks.
On Tuesday, distribution day at the Rock Springs Food Bank will take place. They are having it two days early due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Executive Director of the Food Banks of Sweetwater County Kathy Siler said they gave out 900 turkeys last year in November and December and are expecting higher numbers this year.
Last week, the Green River Food Bank gave out 184 turkeys which was up from 163 last year. Siler estimated they will give out 1,200 turkeys this year.
Staff at the food banks will be returning on Nov. 30th and will start focusing on December and Christmas. Anyone interesting in donating for December should contact the food bank.
December distribution days will be Dec. 17 in Green River and Dec. 22 in Rock Springs.