The Salvation Army starving for Thanksgiving food donations

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - The Salvation Army in Tucson is making an urgent plea to the local community for food donations to serve at Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving is exactly three weeks away and the freezer at the Salvation Army is empty.

Tamara McElwee, spokeswoman for the Salvation Army Tucson, hopes the community will be able to step up to help.

"It's a scary year because there are more people in need and it's a tougher time for people who have helped out in the past," McElwee says. "We are concerned but Tucson is a very generous community and we're very hopeful that we'll be able to serve that need."

Here are things that are needed:

  • Frozen turkeys (500)
  • Pre-baked pumpkin pies (500)
  • Eggs (30 dozen)
  • Dinner rolls - heat and serve (140 dozen)
  • Flour (100 lbs)
  • Turkey stuffing/corn bread mix (8 cases)
  • White bread loaves (50 - 1.5 lb loaves)
  • Brown sugar (50 lbs)
  • Cranberry sauce (6 cases - #10 cans)
  • Whipped cream or topping (3 cases)
  • Instant potatoes (7 cases - #10 cans)
  • Gallons of milk (30)
  • Bananas, Oranges
  • Loaves of white sandwich bread and sliced meat
  • Hand sanitizer (travel size)

Financial donations will also be accepted.

This year, they hope to serve more than 4,000 meals to local families and children in need.

The 27th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on November 24 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell Rd.

To help the Salvation Army, call (520)795-9671 or visit their website: The Salvation Army Tucson

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