Brooklyn food pantries report lack of donations

BROOKLYN - Two Brooklyn food pantries say they are seeing a decrease in donations as the holiday season approaches.

Reaching Out Community Services and the Queen of All Saints Church's Fort Greene food pantry say this year they have seen an increase in need from many families and a severe decrease in donations.

Thomas Neve, the founder of Reaching Out Community Services, says he has 30 percent more families in need of donations this year compared to last year. Neve says this year his team has to pick and choose who to give turkeys to, based on the size of the family.

Margaret Esposito, of the Queen of All Saints Church, says it had to hold a lottery to give out turkeys this year.

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