Phoenix Rescue Mission drive-thru donation event is Saturday, Nov. 12
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The Phoenix Rescue Mission is hosting a Frozen Turkey Drive Saturday, Nov. 12, at 5605 N. 55th Ave.
The effort seeks to collect 1,500 frozen turkeys meant to be delivered directly to families in needs during the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Thanksgiving outreach event at the Hope for Hunger Food Bank.
Those able are encouraged to provide a donation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.
The turkey drive is part of the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s annual “Hungry for Change” holiday campaign, which runs from through Dec. 31. Phoenix Rescue Mission officials say the effort was created in 2020 to bring awareness to how society has dealt with hunger in the past, according to a press release.
“Holidays should be a time for love and laughter, but for families facing food insecurity, celebrating is often the last thing on their minds” said Ken Brissa, CEO of the Phoenix Rescue Mission.
“In addition to providing warm meals and food boxes with pantry items, Phoenix Rescue Mission will also give community members the chance to learn about educational opportunities, workforce development, job opportunities, counseling, case management, addiction recovery services and many other life-transforming resources.”
The annual campaign relies on public support and makes it easy for Arizonans to help, officials say, either through volunteering, making a donation online or by bringing food and other needed items directly to Phoenix Rescue Mission.
The campaign features several events, including mobile pantries, the frozen turkey Saturday, Thanksgiving and Christmas outreach events and drives for families in need.