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Servicios de la Raza asking for help to gather turkeys ahead of holiday drive

The Denver-based organization hopes to serve more than 600 families during the Nov. 22 Holiday En Comunidad Food Drive.
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People shop for frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner at a grocery store in Mount Prospect, Ill., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. First, the good news: There is no shortage of whole turkeys in the U.S. this Thanksgiving. But those turkeys — along with other holiday staples like cranberry sauce and pie filling — could cost more. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

DENVER — Just before the Thanksgiving celebration, various organizations donate turkeys to Colorado families in need.

Servicios de la Raza is one of those organizations. They will be giving away turkeys and food at the Holiday En Comunidad Food Drive event Nov. 22 starting at 9 a.m. at 3131 W. 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204. 

Distribution of food will be on a first come, first served basis, ending once items run out. 

This year, the organization hopes to serve more than 600 families in need. To achieve that goal, the community can help by filling a bag with the foods listed below or donating to their Colorado Gives campaign.  

They are collecting the following items: 

  • Turkeys
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Canned vegetables - corn, green beans, peas, etc.
  • Stuffing for turkeys
  • Potatoes - fresh bagged or boxed mashed
  • Gravy
  • Canned cranberries 
  • Sweets - cake, brownie, cookie or cheesecake mix
  • Any other non-expired nonperishables

Credit: Servicios de la Raza

Servicios de la Raza is the state's largest nonprofit serving Latinos. They continue to offer COVID vaccines at the organization. Appointments are recommended. People can call 303-458-5851 to make an appointment.

No form of identification, Social Security number or health insurance is required to get vaccinated.

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