SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- Thanksgiving is just about a month away and the Syracuse Rescue Mission is asking for your help with food donations to help serve holiday meals to those in need.
The Mission's food service staff begins preparing for its holiday meals months in advance and has fallen short with food donations.
The Rescue Mission provided about 4,000 holiday meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas combined last year and expects this year the non-profit is anticipating it will serve about 45-hundred holiday meals.
The mission is anticipating will will use about 800 turkeys for meals this year and right now they have a ways to go to meet that need. In addition to turkeys, butter, margarine, canned vegetables, and store bought fruit pies are also needed.
Syracuse Rescue Mission CEO Alan Thornton said, "The community has rallied around the Rescue Mission before, and come to our aid. And, they do so every day in helping us provide those meals. So we're confident, as we ask the community, we are going to see a lot of generosity come back in the form of turkeys, and vegetables, and potatoes."
You can drop off donations at the Rescue Mission on Gifford Street from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, the Rescue Mission's holiday volunteer center is now open.
For more information on how to help just call (315)-472-6251.