FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thanksgiving Food Needed for
the Homeless and Hungry
San Francisco Bay Area – Unemployment and the economy continue to plague the Bay Area's most vulnerable citizens. For the first time in their lives many of our fellow citizens will be homeless during the Thanksgiving Season.
Since 1965 the Bay Area Rescue Mission has been dedicated to helping the homeless, hungry and impoverished. On November 22nd the Rescue Mission will distribute emergency food bags to 900 needy families. On November 23rd, the Mission will serve Thanksgiving Dinners to every homeless and hungry individual who makes their way to the Mission.
"In nearly thirty years of helping the homeless and impoverished, I have never seen so many desperately needy people," states Mission Director, John Anderson. "During the week of Thanksgiving, including the food bags that we will give away and the meals that we will serve, we anticipate helping more than 5,000 hungry and hurting men, women and children."
"With such great need I am concerned that we might not have enough food to go around. To care for the homeless and hungry this Thanksgiving, it will take more than 2,000 turkeys along with cases of canned corn, green beans, cranberry sauce and hundreds of pumpkin pies," continues Anderson.
To help the Bay Area Rescue Mission rescue lives and provide a welcome haven for the homeless, donate online at the Mission's website, www.BayAreaRescue.org. or call 510-215-4555. Donations may also be mailed to: Bay Area Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 1112, Richmond, CA 94802. Donations are tax-deductible.
510-215-4878 - Direct Phone
Bay Area Rescue Mission
2114 Macdonald Avenue
P.O. Box 1112
Richmond, CA 94802
510-215-4555 - Main Phone
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