Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - The Rescue Mission will serve thousands of meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas combined, but without the public’s help it won't be possible.
The group says food donations have fallen short and they are in desperate need of turkeys.
Over the holidays, the rescue mission uses about:
- 300 pies
- 500 pounds of potatoes and vegetables
- 800 turkeys
But in their freezers right now they only 100 turkeys.
“On the holidays, a lot more people are in need of the help of the Rescue Mission to provide that Thanksgiving dinner. So we'll have over 100 volunteers come in just that day alone and we'll provide about 450 to 500 meals here on our campus, and then we'll deliver an additional 1,700 meals out into the community to those that are homebound, elderly, and in need," explained Alan Thornton, the CEO of Rescue Mission.
Starting on Monday, the Rescue Mission will launch its annual ‘Scan Away Hunger’ program at Wegmans stores.
When you're at the cash register, you'll be able to donate $2.19, which will pay for a meal for a Central New Yorker in need.
If you would like to help, visit the Rescue Mission website
for more information on how you can donate.