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Nov. 4, 2016

Support needed for Chandler turkey & food drive collection

The Thanksgiving Day holiday is right around the corner and local food banks are in desperate need of many holiday items for their food box distributions. Chandler residents are encouraged to support faith-based and nonprofit group For Our City and donate what you can.

There are several ways you can help:
  • Purchase a “paper” turkey for $5 or $10. Turkeys will be available for cash purchase at the three food banks and the City’s Neighborhood Resources Office, 235 S. Arizona Ave. Donated paper turkeys will be on display at Chandler City Hall. Credit cards donations also will be accepted online at:
  • Donate a frozen turkey to one of the food banks; accepted from Tuesday, Nov. 15, thru December.
  • Donate any of the following items to help complete food boxes for Chandler families in need: canned vegetables; canned fruit; boxed side dishes (pasta or rice based); instant mash potatoes; two pound bags of rice or beans; canned or ramen-type soups; canned cranberry sauce; boxed stuffing mix; cereals; boxed dry desserts (such as pudding or cake mix); toiletries, such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.; paper goods, including tissues, toilet paper and paper towels.  
In addition to donating items, if you know a local family in need, the following food banks are accepting registration for families to receive a holiday food box: All three organizations will be sharing registration lists, so contacting one organization is sufficient. All families must be registered to receive a food box. Registration ends on Thursday, Nov. 10. The distribution of food boxes for registered families will take place from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the site each family registered with. Proof of Chandler residency and a valid picture ID are required to receive the food box.  

To view a list of organizations serving warm prepared meals over the holidays, visit