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Orange County Rescue Mission announces urgent need for meal fixings ahead of annual Thanksgiving dinner

Orange County Rescue Mission is calling on the local community’s help for critical food donations ahead of its 54th annual Thanksgiving dinner for more than 570 homeless men, women and children. The food donations will also provide food boxes for families in need throughout Orange County.

“Most of us spend each Thanksgiving gathered with our loved ones to enjoy a delicious meal and reflect on all we have to be grateful for,” says Jim Palmer, President of Orange County Rescue Mission. “Meanwhile, so many others have never experienced the joy of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. In the spirit of giving, we are urgently asking for food donations so that we can offer a memorable holiday to all those in need.”

Palmer notes that while the Rescue Mission typically receives a generous amount of turkeys ahead of the holiday, they are in urgent need of the following items:

  • Stuffing cubes
  • Canned cranberries
  • Frozen mixed vegetables
  • Frozen green beans
  • White granulated sugar
  • Flour
  • Chicken stock
  • Cream of Chicken soup
  • Cream of Mushroom soup
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Canned beans
  • Canned tuna
  • Peanut butter
  • Dry beans
  • Snack bars
  • Instant noodle soup
  • $25 grocery store gift cards

“The holiday season is a time to reflect on how we can give back to others,” says Palmer. “We hope that once again, our generous community will join us in giving back to those who are less fortunate.”
Donations can be dropped off at Village of Hope, located at 1 Hope Drive in Tustin, California. Donations can also be ordered online and delivered directly to Village of Hope. Contact Nancy Palmer at [email protected] for more information. The donation warehouse is open between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

About Orange County Rescue Mission

Orange County Rescue Mission’s goal is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the Least, the Last, and the Lost of our community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities.

The Rescue Mission was formed as a faith-based organization in 1963. Since that time, the Rescue Mission has shared hope through Jesus Christ to those without hope in Orange County. Our programs are designed to give comprehensive services that move homeless men, women, veterans, and children to self-sufficiency. Its programs and dedication to going above and beyond have earned the organization numerous recognitions including Charity Navigator’s highest rating of 4 stars.

To make a donation or inquire about volunteer opportunities with Orange County Rescue Mission, please contact (714) 247-4320 or visit www.rescuemission.org.

This article was released by Orange County Rescue Mission.