St. Anthony’s Hopes to Collect 1,500 Turkeys, Other Items for Thanksgiving

With a week left until Thanksgiving Day, the St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco is hoping to reach its goal of collecting 1,500 turkeys and other items in time to serve the homeless.

Starting Saturday and continuing through next Thursday, volunteers wearing bright red coats will be standing on the curbside at 121 Golden Gate Ave. to accept donations, according to foundation spokesman Karl Robillard.

The curbside donation is scheduled on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

People can contribute canned goods, socks, hats, scarves, hygienic items, and monetary donations, Robillard said.

The nonprofit can accept more donations and volunteers since opening its new dining room in September, according to Robillard.

The organization expects to serve 4,000 meals on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal includes turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie.

About 180 volunteers are estimated to work in the dining room that day, according to Robillard.

Jamey Padojino, Bay City News

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