November 17, 2012

Turkey drives in the region

Looking for places in the region to donate turkeys and canned food? Here's a roundup of places accepting items:

Volunteers of America is holding a turkey and canned goods drive through Sunday. It is accepting donations of turkey, stuffing mix, potatoes, cranberry sauce, canned gravy, rolls, frozen or canned vegetables and other holiday recipe ingredients. Donations are accepted from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at 700 N. Fifth St., Sacramento, or 3587 Bleckely St., Mather.

Pour House will hold its turkey drive from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 1910 Q St., Sacramento. The restaurant will give a coupon for a $1 draft beer or well cocktail and half off an appetizer to everyone who donates a turkey.

Cordova Community Food Locker is looking for 1,000 turkeys, trimmings and canned food for its Thankgiving Giveaway on Monday. Donations may be made 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 10497 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova.

Elk Grove Food Bank Services holds its annual turkey drive through Monday at 9820 Dine Drive, Suite 140, Elk Grove. Donate frozen turkeys, chicken or any nonperishable side dish or canned food.

The Salvation Army is accepting turkeys for its free Thanksgiving dinner through Thursday. Donations may be made between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at 1200 N. B St., Sacramento.

Loaves & Fishes is accepting donations for its Thanksgiving meals. It is looking for 300 turkeys, 400 baked pies, cranberry sauce, large oven turkey bags, yams, marshmallows, string beans, potatoes, bacon, apple juice, dinner rolls, butter pats, dry dressing mix, onions, celery, sage seasoning, whipping cream and 2,000 pairs of new socks.

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