Residents with a little extra food to spare this holiday season could help one of more than 500 families in need in El Cajon.
The Salvation Army in El Cajon is looking for canned and boxed foods and frozen turkeys during their Thanksgiving drive-thru food drive Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.
People can donate a frozen turkey or fixings, black olives, bread crumbs, bread cubes, brown sugar, cans of pumpkin, veggie and chicken broth, cornbread mix, cream of mushroom soup, cranberry sauce, green beans and more – including a cash donation if you happen to be passing by without any food in your car.
Terry Masango of The Salvation Army said the families in need are local families struggling to make ends meet. They are looking to help get a Thanksgiving meal on their tables in the holiday spirit of giving.
Readers that want to donate can drop by the El Cajon location at 1011 East Man St. up until 12 p.m. or call The Salvation Army in El Cajon at (619) 440-4683.