Juneau’s soup kitchen still needs more than 140 turkeys for their annual Thanksgiving boxes.
Glory Hole executive director Mariya Lovishchuk says boxes will be given in shifts this year. Currently, the organization only has 14 turkeys, which isn’t enough for the first round of pick-ups on Sunday.
Other needed food items include potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, butter, and canned goods, like corn, fruit, and green beans.
This year, 160 families have signed up for Thanksgiving boxes from Glory Hole. Lovishchuck says this number is slightly higher than last year’s.
“We have a lot of families who are just working parents with kids. They’re trying to clothe their kids, they’re trying to pay rent, they’re trying to pay for utilities, and then once you count up all the stuff in the turkey box, it actually does come out to be a lot of money, and so I think that some folks are just having a really hard time making that happen,” she says.
The second round of Thanksgiving box pick-ups will start on Wednesday.
Turkeys and other food items can be dropped off anytime between 7 am and 9:30 pm at the Glory Hole, which is on 247 South Franklin Street.
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