The Salvation Army in Sacramento received more than 700 pounds of frozen turkeys from California State Automobile Association of Northern California on November 11. The turkeys were delivered to The Salvation Army’s B Street Center of Hope emergency shelter in downtown Sacramento.
The donation was part of AAA’s annual Thanksgiving turkey delivery project, an effort to help meet the needs of various communities during the holiday season. More than 10 tons of turkeys were distributed by AAA to 26 Northern California, Nevada and Utah non-profits.
“Our point of view is to give back to the communities we’re serving,” said Greg Jennings, AAA district sales manager. “The Salvation Army does a very good job of taking care individuals who are less fortunate, and that’s why we are a proud partner with them every holiday season.”
The turkeys donated in Sacramento will be prepared and served for a free Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 25 at the Center of Hope shelter. Anyone from the Sacramento community can be served a meal from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. that day.
“We are blessed to receive this incredible donation from AAA,” said David Bentley, Salvation Army Sacramento County coordinator. “They are a major reason why The Salvation Army has been able to feed hundreds of individuals every Thanksgiving.”
This is the 14th consecutive year AAA has donated turkeys to The Salvation Army. Last year, the donation helped more than 600 individuals receive a Thanksgiving meal.
SydFong is the public relations director for The Salvation Army of Sacramento. For more information about The Salvation Army, log onto www.salarmysacto.org