WHATCOM — Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance, in its eighth annual turkey drive, received enough donations to give out 384 turkeys to two county food banks in November.
The total smashed the drive’s previous high of 247. People donated $3,910, of which Lynden-based SSK Insurance matched the first $1,500 contributed and then the time and vehicles to deliver the turkeys to the food banks.
The recipients were the Bellingham Food Bank and Lynden’s Project Hope Food Bank.
“We are overwhelmed by the community’s generosity this year and the food banks were so grateful,” said Bobbi Green, a 28-year SSK employee who headed the drive. “All of us thank the donors who made it possible to help many families at Thanksgiving.”