Buffalo City Mission trying to collect 2,000 turkeys this month

Posted at 9:06 AM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 09:06:16-04

With Thanksgiving approaching and so many Western New Yorkers getting into the season, the Buffalo City Mission needs help making sure everyone has food on their holiday table.

The City Mission kicked off its annual Turkey Drive Wednesday.  The goal is to collect 2,000 turkeys for impoverished families, the elderly, and shut-ins.  The City Mission also hosts its "Annual Thanksgiving Community Meal" every year, where 250 people are served, and volunteers will deliver a total of 6,000 turkey meals to those in need.

The Mission's executive director says 33% of people in the community live below the poverty level.  He went on to say it's important that those people know they are not alone, and that the community cares, especially at the holidays.

If you'd like to drop off a turkey at the City Mission, you can bring it between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. – noon on Saturdays through November 21st to 100 East Tupper Street.

The City Mission is also seeking volunteers throughout the holiday season. To help a neighbor find hope this year, please contact us at (716) 854-8181, or click here.