Salvation Army’s deadline is today for Thanksgiving turkey donations

Turkeys needed by Friday, November 16

Salvation Army’s deadline is today for Thanksgiving turkey donations

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Thanksgiving is less than a week away and the Salvation Army is asking for help feeding hundreds of people.

On Thursday, most Americans will sit down to their annual Thanksgiving feast. Their tables will be filled with an assortment of side dishes, vegetables, and cranberry sauce; the entire meal anchored by the traditional turkey. For many, this yearly feast is only possible thanks to the generosity of those in their communities where organizations like the Salvation Army provide the Thanksgiving bounty.

Salvation Army Food Service Manager Richard Dowell told WAVE 3 News that the group expects to feed at least 800 people this Thanksgiving, but with uncertainty over whether area food banks will have enough birds to go around, they’ll have to come “out of pocket” to feed the need, an additional expense of nearly $1,500.

The turkeys need to be in the hands of the Salvation Army no later than 4 p.m. Friday. They can be donated directly to the Salvation Army’s Male Campus at 911 South Brook St. (Breckenridge St. entrance).

But, it’s not only turkeys that are needed. The kitchen also has a shortage of canned sweet potatoes and other traditional side items.

Needed Items:


(50) 20-pound turkeys

Large cans of sweet potatoes


Dinner rolls

Mac n’ cheese (Boxes)

Stuffing (Boxes)


If you’d like more information, call the Center of Hope at (502) 671-4904.

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