Watch out, turkeys–San Francisco city officials will be wielding knives Wednesday in the name of charity.

Mayor Ed Lee, police Chief Greg Suhr and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White are among the dignitaries participating Wednesday in a “carve-off” for The Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving meal deliveries the following day.

The police and fire chiefs are joining other members of their departments to see who is the best, or most creative, at carving turkeys.

More than 150 turkeys will be carved in less than an hour at the Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center at the corner of Ninth and Harrison streets.

The turkeys are being cooked in the kitchen of the Harbor Light Center and provided to nearly 4,600 seniors and homeless people around the city. The meals also include stuffing, green beans, potatoes and cranberry sauce, according to Salvation Army officials.

The carve-off is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and will include a performance from the Salvation Army Brass Band and a special display commemorating the 50-plus year tradition of turkey carving at the Harbor Light Center.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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