Salvation Army in need of turkey to feed hungry on Thanksgiving - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Salvation Army in need of turkey to feed hungry on Thanksgiving

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Nov. 27, millions of Americans will sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, including the turkey and all the fixings.

But many people cannot afford that simple meal.

That's why the Salvation Army is asking for the community's generosity as it plans to feed more than 800 people this Thanksgiving.

Because of a lack of donated turkeys from area food banks, some Salvation workers will have to pay out of pocket -- an additional expense of nearly $1,500.

Richard Dowell, Food Service Manager for the Salvation Army in Louisville, says it will take 50, 20-pound turkeys to provide the community a Thanksgiving meal and they are needed by Friday, Nov. 14.

And it's not only the turkeys that are needed. Dowell says the kitchen could also use some of the side dishes as well, including canned sweet potatoes, dinner rolls and desserts.

If you can't donate food items, volunteer your time. Dowell says they need between 50 to 60 people to serve the holiday lunch and dinner service.

For those able to help, turkeys and side items can be donated directly to the Salvation Army's MALE Campus at 911 South Brook St. A complete list of needed items can be found below.

Needed Items:

(50) 20-pound turkeys
Dinner rolls
Canned sweet potatoes
Disposable plates, plastic ware, & napkins

For more information, please contact David Yarmuth at 502-424-8864.

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