Donors replace food pantry's 15 stolen turkeys -- with 30
"The people were very, very generous," the Rev. John Bucchino of Blessed Sacrament Parish said Friday. "It really touched people's hearts over what happened, especially being around Thanksgiving time."
One woman "was so moved by it, she was going to eat turkey. She said, 'I don't need it. Someone needs it more than I do,'" said Bucchino, who didn't yet have a total for the amount of money donated.
Whoever broke into the pantry pushed in an air conditioning unit to gain entry. After discovering the missing food Monday, a pantry worker spotted a man and woman, between 50 and 60 years old, trying to push in the air conditioner, which had been reinstalled. The worker scared off the two people.
The New Hampshire Food Bank earlier this week said it would help to replace at least some of the stolen meat.