Salvation Army giving away 10,000 turkeys, food baskets for Thanksgiving

That equals 180,000 pounds of grub.

click to enlarge The turkeys come from an anonymous donor. - Pixabay
The turkeys come from an anonymous donor.

A few days before Thanksgiving, the Salvation Army of Pinellas County will give away 10,000 turkeys and food baskets to local families in need. That’s equal to 180,000 pounds of grub.

Both the food baskets and turkeys come from an anonymous donor who has gathered support from family and friends throughout the year.

To pick up their holiday hauls, families who registered for assistance in October can stop by one of three sites in Pinellas next week. Those locations are the Salvation Army’s main distribution center in Clearwater (1521 E. Druid Road), a St. Petersburg outpost for the charity (3800 Ninth Ave. N.), and St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Tarpon Springs (812 E. Tarpon Ave.).

On Monday, Nov. 19, the Clearwater location will distribute meals from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and St. Pete does the same from 1 to 3 p.m. The next day — Tuesday, Nov. 20 — Tarpon Springs is scheduled to fulfill distribution from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., while Clearwater opens its doors again from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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