NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- As the holidays approach more Americans are in need of a little help putting food on the table.
Over 1.8 million New Yorkers face food insecurity, including half a million children, according to Feeding America.
This year several nonprofits and food banks are gearing up to give away turkeys and other Thanksgiving staples ahead of the holiday.
Some holiday staples are extra pricey this year. The price of a 16-pound turkey has increased 21%, pie crusts are up 26% and a box of stuffing is 69% more expensive.
The increased food costs have made the local giveaways more impactful for families.
Check out these giveaways coming up in November:
New York City
November 19, 9:00 a.m.
Saint James Park
November 19, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
November 21, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
34 West 134th Street
November 19, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
89-11 Lefferts Boulevard
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