Cassandra Strahin, left, and Nicole Huntsman, of Allen Marine, deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Cassandra Strahin, left, and Nicole Huntsman, of Allen Marine, deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

How and where to volunteer this Thanksgiving

Salvation Army looking for turkeys, pies, volunteers

Charitable organizations in Juneau are entering the final stretch before Thanksgiving, and some are still in need of donations and volunteers.

Most sign-ups for Thanksgiving baskets are closed. Glory Hall Executive Director Mariya Lovishchuk said that if people are in dire need and if the shelter has leftover donations, they will be distributing them from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church downtown. That’s only if they have extra food.

If you’re looking to donate food or time, there are still a couple options before Thanksgiving.

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 (or any other kind of pie) and volunteers. Nonperishable food items are always welcomed.

• How you can volunteer: Call the Salvation Army at 586-2136 to sign up. You can volunteer for a role doing setup, serving or cleaning up.

• 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. Tuesday. You can call 586-2136 to set up a time to drop food off.

Southeast Alaska Food Bank

• What they’re doing: Always accepting donations.

• What they need: Nonperishables, particularly peanut butter, canned fruit and soup.

• Where you can donate money: P.O. Box 33681, Juneau AK 99803. Donations are tax-deductible.

• Where you can donate food: The food bank at 10020 Crazy Horse Drive.

• When you can donate: The food bank is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays.

St. Vincent De Paul

• What they’re doing: Gathering food for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Extra food gathered for Thanksgiving baskets will be given out to people in need leading up to Christmas.

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

• Where you can donate money: At http://svdpjuneau.org/ or at the office at 8617 Teal Street.

• Where you can donate food: 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.


• Contact reporter Alex McCarthy at 523-2271 or amccarthy@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @akmccarthy.


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