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Salvation Army Turkey Drive Recognized, Kickoff Dates Announced

Captains Isael and Brenda Gonzalez are new officers of the Vineland Salvation Army and are pictured with Steve Plevins, who is holding the letter from Gov. Murphy.

Gov. Phil Murphy recently wrote to Steve Plevins recognizing the Salvation Army Vineland Corps and the Vineland Salvation Army Turkey Drive Committee for their efforts in providing the turkey and food for a Thanksgiving meal. This great feat is accomplished through monetary and food donations, as well as tireless dedication and arduous work of the Corps staff and its volunteers.

Now in its 12th year, the Vineland Salvation Army Turkey Drive kicks off on Saturday, November 12 at ShopRite Lincoln and Landis in Vineland. The annual kickoff party will be held on Saturday, November 19, at The Habitat for Humanity of Cumberland County ReStore, 602 S. Delsea Drive, Vineland. Come out and meet local celebrities as food donations are collected to feed Vineland families in need.

Collection Points the weekend of November 19 are: Marcacci Meats, 1159 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland, ShopRite Delsea & Landis, ShopRite, Landis & Lincoln, and ShopRite Millville. Frozen turkeys will be collected at these collections points from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Side dishes such as canned food, dry or box food, and soft drinks will also be collected.

If you start a collection at work, you’ll be provided a box and a poster. Cash donations can be mailed to: Vineland Salvation Army (write “Turkey Drive” on the memo line), Attn. Steve Plevins, P. O. Box 2065, Vineland, NJ 08362. If interested in volunteering or would like more information about the Turkey Drive, e-mail or call Steve Plevins: 856-558-3825.

Many thanks to the Bottino Family for their generous efforts in helping with the turkey drive every year. The 2022 Turkey Drive Committee under the direction of Steve Plevins, Director and Corps Officers, Captains Isael and Brenda Gonzalez, is made up of the following volunteers: Alison Trovarelli, David Scales, Jr., Jason Scythes, Julie Howerton, Michele Low, Minerva Alvarado, Myrna Keller, Paul Thakkar, Rylee Howerton, and Wanda Lopez.