Turkey and pie donations needed for Thanksgiving dinner - Tucson News Now

Turkey and pie donations needed for Thanksgiving dinner

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Thanksgiving is now just 11 days away, and many people here in Southern Arizona cannot afford to buy or cook a meal this holiday.  Some local non-profits are hoping you can help.

This year it costs $49.48 to feed ten people on Thanksgiving, more than ever before. 

There are many families, veterans and elderly in the community who simply cannot afford to put together a meal this Thanksgiving. 

As always there are groups who are cooking and baking to feed thousands who cannot feed themselves this holiday; but they too are feeling the pinch and need some help.  

The Salvation Army and Luz Social Services need hundreds of frozen turkeys and pies to make 6,000 meals. 

If you would like to make a donation of either a turkey or a pie you can drop them off at Luz Social Services – 2797 N. Cerrada de Beto; or the Salvation Army at 1001 N. Richey Blvd or 1021 N. 11th Avenue. 

These groups make and serve dinner next week at a sit-down meal and also make deliveries of the meal to the homebound. 

Remember Tucson has the sixth highest poverty rate of any large city in the country; nearly one in five people live in poverty in our area.

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