Nov 26, 2013 1:19 AM by Sean Mooney

Donations needed for Thanksgiving meals served to those in need

TUCSON - This Thanksgiving many will not have enough to feed their families. But thanks to some very giving charity organizations people in need all over Tucson will have a meal this holiday with all the trimmings.

On Monday volunteers from Luz Social Services gathered at Alejandro's La Cocina-Lorena, on 12th Avenue, and worked late into the night preparing more than a hundred turkeys for the annual feast for the south side community.

The meal will be served at the Old Pueblo Neighborhood Center, on Irvington, beginning at noon.

Event organizer, Guillermina Torres, says Luz Social Services has been preparing a community meal for those in need for 15 years, "Our event is open to everybody to the community, families, we received a lot of families that come over", Torres said, "sometimes it will be the only Thanksgiving meal they will have."

The Salvation Army is preparing a feast for more than 3,000 people on Thanksgiving Day, at St. Demetrios Church, on Ft. Lowell. Salvation Army Public Information Director, Shawna Kroh, says time is running out and they still need several items to provide for all the people they expect to feed, "We're still short on a lot of the trimmings the stuffing the potatoes the canned yams green beans we need pre-baked pies because we don't have the room with a capacity to actually bake all the pies," Kroh said, "we also need whip cream and cranberry sauce is what we need."

Donations for the Salvation Army can be dropped off at its headquarters, at 1001 N. Richey Blvd. and at a satellite location at 1021 N. 11th Ave. Contributions can also be made Thursday morning at St. Demetrios Greek Church, at 1145 E. Fort Lowell Rd.

For more information regarding the Luz Social Services event, click on the link luzsocialservices.org.


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