Visalia Salvation Army looks for Turkey donations

November 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The Salvation Army in Visalia is preparing to give out Thanksgiving meals but a key ingredient is missing.

With the holiday just two weeks away, the freezers are empty -- the organization does not have any turkeys.

They expect to feed at least 600 families from Visalia and surrounding areas. Organizers hope the public will start coming forward with frozen turkey donations or money to buy food.

"We are facing families that are in such tough situations that they are struggling to purchase a turkey," said Jesus Quintanilla with the Visalia Salvation Army, "We have families that have come to us they have no job and no possibility to give toys the kids and right now we're concerned about the turkey."

The Salvation Army in Visalia will be distributing food to needy families on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

If you'd like to donate turkeys to the Visalia Salvation Army, the address is:

Visalia Salvation Army
1501 West Main Street
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 733-2784

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