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November 15, 2011 > HELP... donations needed for Thanksgiving

HELP... donations needed for Thanksgiving

Submitted By Shirley Sisk

The Tri-City League of Volunteers (LOV) is planning to serve 5,000 people on Thanksgiving Day at the Newark Pavilion or deliver to the homebound in Fremont, Newark, Union City, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Castro Valley. There is little time and, to date, there is a desperate shortage of the following:

Turkeys - need 300 - have 31 - short 269
Hams - need 980 - have none
Cranberry Sauce - need 130 more cans
Pre-baked pies - need 500 - have 6 promised - short 494
Instant Potato Mix - need 125 lg. Boxes - have 2
Stove Brand Top Dressing Mix - need 50 lg. Boxes - have none
Sandwich Bread - need 200 loaves - have nothing right now
Chicken Broth - need 40 large cans - have 2 - short 38
Canned Corn - need 257 more
Canned Green Beans - need 628 more
Canned Yams - 29 oz. - need 48
Oval Aluminum Roasting Pans - need 650 - have 50 - 600 short
Mayonnaise Packets - need 2,300
Butter - both 1 lb. boxes (40 needed) and individual patties (box of 400)
Bottled water - need 20 case of 24 - have nothing right now
Dessert plates - need 1,000 - have none
Sandwich bags - need 3,000 - have none
Large lunch bags - need 2,500 - have nothing right now

These are just a few of the many food and supply items needed to help make this a happy holiday for those in need or those that are alone this Thanksgiving. You may also call (510) 793-5683 for an update on needs.

LOV's Community Service Center at 36120 Ruschin Drive, Newark in the former Ruschin School is open to receive donations Monday - Friday from 8:30 am until 5 pm. Or you may call for pick up.

If you don't have time to shop, monetary donations are very much welcome so that we may purchase what is needed.

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