Cassandra Strahin, center, and Nicole Huntsman, both of Allen Marine, get help from Malou Peabody, left, and Clarence Milton as they deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cassandra Strahin, center, and Nicole Huntsman, both of Allen Marine, get help from Malou Peabody, left, and Clarence Milton as they deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Food drives continue as Thanksgiving approaches

Turkey is most sought-after item among organizations prepping for holiday

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the Southeast Alaska Food Bank’s food drive was taking place only at Foodland IGA. It’s taking place at both Foodland and Super Bear IGA locations. The article has been changed to reflect that.

Organizations in Juneau are starting to prepare for the holidays by giving back to those in need.

Every Sunday leading up to Thanksgiving, the Empire will publish a list of ways for people to donate food this holiday season. The list will grow as more organizations reach out.

Auke Bay Elementary School

• What they’re doing: A Thanksgiving food drive for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank

• What they need: Corn, peas, sweet potatoes, instant potatoes, stuffing mix and fruit cocktail.

• Where you can donate: Auke Bay Elementary School, in the boxes just inside the front doors on the benches.

• When you can donate: Until Nov. 16

The Glory Hall Shelter

• What they’re doing: Preparing between 150 and 200 Thanksgiving boxes for families to be given out in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

• What they need: Turkeys, pies, canned corn, canned beans, canned peas, stuffing, potatoes, butter, canned milk, any other Thanksgiving-themed foods.

• Where you can donate: The Glory Hall, 247 S. Franklin St.

• When you can donate: Any day of the week between 7:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. The first boxes will go out Nov. 17.

Salvation Army

• What they’re doing: Preparing a meal at Hangar on the Wharf, which will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thanksgiving day.

• What they need: Turkeys, pumpkin pies and dinner rolls at the moment. Nonperishable food items are always welcomed.

• Where you can donate: At the Salvation Army, 429 Willoughby Ave.

• When you can donate: Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and during social service hour from 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4-6 p.m. Thursdays. You can call 586-2136 to set up a time to drop food off.

Southeast Alaska Food Bank

• What they’re doing: Their largest food drive of the year on Nov. 16.

• What they need: Nonperishables, particularly peanut butter, canned fruit and soup. They will also need volunteers to help collect food on Friday and deliver it on Saturday. Volunteers can call Darren Adams at 209-7801.

• Where you can donate: Super Bear and Foodland IGA stores.

• When you can donate: Trom 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

St. Vincent De Paul

• What they’re doing: Putting together more than 300 Thanksgiving baskets.

• What they need: Turkeys, turkey breasts, canned corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, gravy mix, chicken broth, canned pumpkin, stuffing, potatoes and yams.

• Where you can donate: The SVdP thrift store at 9151 Glacier Highway, SVdP offices in Smith Hall at 8617 Teal Street, St. Paul’s Catholic Church at 9055 Atlin Drive and the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 416 Fifth Street.

• When you can donate: At the thrift store, Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; at the SVdP offices, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., anytime during the churches’ business hours.


• Any local organizations that would like to add their names to this list should contact reporter Alex McCarthy at alex.mccarthy@juneauempire.com. This list will be updated throughout the week with any changes, and will be republished in next Sunday’s newspaper.


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