Sandy Harvath said she and her colleagues had heard about the shortage and decided to donate 25 turkeys.
"Everybody within their own families is trying to scrape and save and I think it's a little bit harder. People aren't quite as generous these days," Harvath said.
Scott Croft uses his radio to call fellow volunteers for more help unloading the birds. The turkeys will be put onto a truck and taken to large storage freezers that are only now starting to look less empty.
"It makes me really happy," says shelter resident Joe Smith as the truck slowly fills with future Thanksgiving dinners. "It makes me feel really good."