The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is accepting turkeys, canned food, and monetary donations in preparation for its annual Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, November 24 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The Mission, along with the help of 45 volunteers, is planning to serve over 300 meals to community members in need. This festive celebration will be held in the Mission’s dining hall located at 535 E. Yanonali St.
Approximately 900 turkeys are needed for all of the meals that will be served during the holiday season. The birds are prepared and cooked in advance. The Thanksgiving dinner will include turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, pie…and all the trimmings.
Rolf Geyling, president of the Rescue Mission, stated “On November 24, more than 300 homeless and poor people will come ‘home’ to our dining hall for the Thanksgiving Feast this year. Isolated from their families…some struggling to cover emotional scars with drugs and alcohol…these lonely people are just searching for someone who cares.”
Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Yanonali St. office.