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Several agencies across Larimer County will have their doors open to the public for a warm meal prepared on Thanksgiving Day.
If you or someone you know needs a little help this year, try out one of these organizations:
Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. at Catholic Charities of Larimer County, 460 Linden Center Drive in Fort Collins. Kitchen Coordinator Terry Grijalva said she already has 20 turkeys prepared and de-boned. Mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green been casserole, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls and a variety of desserts are also on the menu.
Grijalva said Catholic Charities is expecting to serve up to 200 guests on Thanksgiving Day. She said the organization has more than enough volunteers the day of, but it would be “absolutely wonderful” if community members could donate more desserts.
Fort Collins Rescue Mission
The Rescue Mission, 316 Jefferson St. in Fort Collins, is serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to the community from 5-7 p.m.
Mountain View Bible Fellowship, Estes Park
An annual Thanksgiving meal will be served at the church, 1575 St. Vrain Ave., in Estes Park, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Food Bank for Larimer County doesn’t distribute food on Thanksgiving, but rather in the days leading to the holiday, according to Paul Donnelly, the agency’s communications director.
The food bank’s community partners requested 2,725 turkeys through the agency. If the food bank receives any additional turkeys beyond what’s needed to fill those requests, they will be distributed at the agency’s food pantries in Loveland and Fort Collins on Monday and Tuesday.
Donnelly said Food Bank for Larimer County’s goal is to distribute around 5,100 turkeys before Thanksgiving. As of Wednesday morning, they have received around 600.
Donation drives were planned for Thursday, including Poudre School District’s annual Turkey Roundup. Last year, the PSD Turkey Roundup contributed around 1,450 turkeys.
The annual “Stuff the Truck” event, which invites community members to donate turkeys each year, was also slated for Thursday. If you’re reading this Thursday, you can donate a frozen turkey from now until 7 p.m. at the corner of College Road and Drake Road.
If you missed either of those opportunities, Food Bank for Larimer County will also accept turkey donations at the following locations:
- Fort Collins: 1301 Blue Spruce Drive (noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday)
- Loveland: 5706 Wright Drive (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday) or 2600 N. Lincoln Ave. (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday)
Learn more at foodbanklarimer.org/donate-food/.
Brooklyn Dance is a breaking news reporter. Contact her at email@example.com or on Twitter @hibrookIyn.
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