The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is accepting turkeys, canned food, and monetary donations in preparation for its annual Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, November 27 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The Mission and a team of volunteers are planning to serve over 300 meals to community members in need. This festive celebration will be held in the Mission’s dining hall located at 535 E. Yanonali St.
The birds are prepared and cooked in advance. The Thanksgiving dinner will include turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, pie…and all the trimmings. Approximately 800 turkeys are needed for all of the meals that will be served throughout the holiday season.
Rolf Geyling, president of the Rescue Mission, stated “We are seeing an increase in an already high demand for our emergency services to the homeless. And with other local, emergency resources drying up due to cutbacks––the numbers will only continue to climb.”
Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Yanonali St. office.