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Yavapai Food Bank needs Thanksgiving turkeys

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Yavapai Food Bank officials plan to fill about 1,000 thanksgiving dinner boxes for just the Prescott Valley area alone, including down through the Cordes corridor.

They will distribute another 1,000 to all of the outlying areas, which will be a total of 2,000 dinner boxes.

"We need donations of turkeys to put in these boxes, along with the trimmings for 1,000 of them," said Ann Wilson, Yavapai Food Bank executive director. "Living Faith Christian Center will be providing the trimmings for the local Thanksgiving dinner boxes."

Living Faith also will be distributing the boxes from its location, 7225 Coyote Springs Road on Nov. 25 and 26. Sign-ups will be at the Yavapai Food Bank front office, 8866 East Long Mesa Drive in Prescott Valley through Friday during regular food box distribution hours at 1-3 p.m. each day until just before Thanksgiving Day.

People living in Prescott need to sign at the First Baptist Church Union Station Building, 114 Union St., between Cortez and Marina, off of Goodwin Street. Sign-ups in Prescott began Nov. 3, and are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The annual "Flying High Turkey Drive" will be Nov. 24 at the three Safeway stores in Prescott and Prescott Valley from 2 to 6 p.m.

"Early donations of turkeys are very welcome," Wilson said, adding that donors can bring them by the Yavapai Food Bank, 8866 East Long Mesa Drive, in Prescott Valley.

"We have plenty of freezer space. The community's help to make all this happen is greatly needed and appreciated."

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