Second Harvest needs 5,000 turkeys



    TORONTO, Nov. 27 /CNW/ - Working towards a goal of collecting
5,000 turkeys in just four days, hundreds of volunteers will be asking Loblaws
customers to donate a turkey for Second Harvest's Annual Turkey Drive.
    Second Harvest's Executive Director Zoe Cormack Jones is crossing her
fingers that the public will show their generosity. "We've got a long list of
the agencies that need turkeys; we've got hundreds of volunteers lined up, now
we just need the public to buy the turkeys!"
    Amongst the hundreds of programs that will be receiving turkeys from the
turkey drive is St. Felix Centre, a downtown community centre that serves
those experiencing homelessness, mental illness, abuse and malnutrition. The
St. Felix Centre's staff and volunteers will hand out the turkeys to families
in need and will also prepare a hot holiday meal for those without a warm,
safe place to go.

    Second Harvest volunteers will be collecting turkeys at Loblaws on the
following dates:

    December 8 and 9
    Dupont & Christie
    St. Clair & Bathurst
    Millwood & Laird
    Humbercrest Market
    Bayview Village

    December 15 & 16
    Queens Quay Market
    Bayview and Moore
    Leslie & Lakeshore
    Victoria Park & Gerrard
    Yonge Street & Yonge Blvd.

    Every day, Second Harvest picks up donated, high quality fresh food,
which would otherwise have gone to waste, and delivers that food to 250 social
service programs in Metro Toronto. Second Harvest currently provides food for
about 14,000 meals a day to children in after-school programs, seniors on
fixed incomes, women fleeing domestic abuse, psychiatric patients, homeless
people, and many others who have fallen on hard times.




For further information:

For further information: Abby Robins, Communications Manager, Second
Harvest, (416) 408-2594 (office), (416) 315-5280 (cell), www.secondharvest.ca


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