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Holiday Turkey Drive to Have Three-Day Collections

Minerva Alvarado and Ray Cronk, co-chairs of The Salvation Army Vineland Corps’ Annual Holiday Turkey Drive, invite the public to visit any one of the participating collection points for this fundraiser. The goal of this ministry is to help every family who would otherwise not be able to buy a turkey and the food for a special meal with their loved ones. Last year, this ministry assisted 1,459 food-compromised local families.

Food donations will be accepted (frozen turkeys, hams, box or canned dry food to make side dishes or grocery store gift cards). They are unable to accept perishable food, but if you would like to send a monetary donation, please write your check to “The Salvation Army Vineland Corps” and mail it to The Salvation Army Vineland Corps, P. O. Box 354, Vineland, NJ 08362. Write “Turkey Drive” on the memo line of your check to ensure your donation is allocated to the Holiday Turkey Drive for local families in need.

This year the Holiday Turkey Drive will have three-day collections (Friday to Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as “Collections at Work” as follows:

• November 10, 11, 12 and November 17, 18, and 19 at ShopRite Delsea and Landis, ShopRite Millville, and ShopRite Landis and Lincoln.

• “Collections at Work” will be held at the following Vineland locations (from November 10 through November 19: Bridor USA, LaTorre Hardware, and South Jersey Glass & Door.

If you’re interested in hosting a Collection at Work, volunteering at a collection point or for additional information about the 2023 Turkey Drive, e-mail call 856-696-5050.

The 2023 Holiday Turkey Drive Committee includes Co-chairs Alvarado and Cronk, Majors Isael and Brenda Gonzalez, Myrna Keller, Wanda Lopez, Rose Vargas, Captain Carlos Mercado, Jr. VFD, and Ediana Martinez (Essential Senior Benefits).

To inquire about receiving holiday assistance, please e-mail or call 856-696-5050.