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Phoenix Rescue Mission holding turkey drive to feed people in need

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PHOENIX – The Phoenix Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization working to combat homelessness and poverty, aims to collect 1,500 frozen turkeys to help feed people in need this holiday season.

Donations are being collected until Nov. 20 at the group’s Transforming Lives Center at 1801 S. 35th Ave., south of Buckeye Road, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This Saturday, donors who drop off frozen turkeys at the center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. can receive a free lunch, listen to live music and tour the facility.

Some of the turkeys will be served to people experiencing homelessness during Phoenix Rescue Mission’s annual Early Bird Thanksgiving Dinner with the Arizona Cardinals.

The donations will also be used in the food boxes distributed to families in need during the holidays.

More than 25,000 people are homeless in Maricopa County, according to Phoenix Rescue Mission.

Visit the group’s website for information about volunteering, making donations and how to get help in tough times.

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