Turkeys migrate through Pocatello for Cranksgiving - East Idaho News

Turkeys migrate through Pocatello for Cranksgiving

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POCATELLO — Dozens of bikes hit the streets of Pocatello Saturday morning to deliver turkeys to those less fortunate.

The fifth annual Pocatello Cranksgiving saw the migration of 1,100 turkeys as they made their way from Barrie’s Ski and Sports all the way to the food bank down on First Street.

“Thank you very much to the community for such a wonderful turnout and supporting the need at this time of year for people to be able to have something on their plate this thanksgiving,” said Barrie Hunt the owner of Barrie’s Ski and Sports.

Volunteers delivered the turkeys by bike and in the Idaho Food Bank’s truck, and even though they were at a shortage early this week, donations picked up and they were able to hit their goal of 1,100 turkeys thanks to several sponsors and local businesses helping out.

“On Monday we had 114 turkeys as of today we had 1,100 turkeys,” Hunt said. “Thanks to the big donors we came through.”

As they pulled into the Idaho Food Bank, Pocatello police flanked behind and everyone did their part to make sure the food got where it needed to go.

Idaho Orthodontics collected and matched a few of the donations over the week, and their main sponsor Idaho Central Credit Union helped out with $2,500.

“For us to be able to help Barrie bring something like this together and all the community people that are here,”
ICCU CEO Kent Oram said. “It’s just beautiful.”

This article was originally published by KPVI. It is used her with permission.