The Denver Rescue Mission is asking for donations of frozen turkeys, weighing 12 pounds or more, to feed the homeless and poor this holiday season. The turkeys will be served at the Thanksgiving Banquet on Wednesday, November 21st, used in 1,250 holiday food boxes and distributed to poor and needy families in the Denver-Metro area through churches and non-profit organizations.
UPDATE, 11/19: Though we've met our goal of 10,000 turkeys this Thanksgiving, we still need to fulfill requests for 18,000 turkeys for hurting families throughout Denver. We will be continuing to take turkey donations to help us meet this need!
You can help by dropping off turkey and food donations to one of these locations by Tuesday, November 20:
Ministry Outreach Center; 3501 E. 46th Avenue
I-70 and Vasquez/Steele (just east of the Pilot truck stop)
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lawrence Street Shelter; 1130 Park Avenue West
(corner of Lawrence St. & Park Avenue West)
Donations can be dropped off anytime, 7 days a week.
Additional items needed for Thanksgiving food boxes include canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned pumpkin, boxed stuffing, canned cranberries, and canned yams.
If making a monetary donation to be designated toward the purchase of turkeys for the Great Thanksgiving Banquet, please write "2012 Turkey Drive" in the comment box of our donation form at www.denverrescuemission.org/donation.
Denver Rescue Mission requests 10,000 turkeys for annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet. Click here for full press release.
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