City to hold Turkey and Food Drive for HOPE


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The City of Canyon Lake is supporting a Frozen Turkey and Food Drive for HOPE (Helping our People in Elsinore). Residents, clubs and businesses are encouraged to drop off frozen turkeys and the list of food items below to complete a Thanksgiving and holiday dinner for neighbors in need.

Currently, there are about 100 families in Canyon Lake receiving weekly food donations, up from 21 families two years ago. Residents, businesses and clubs are encouraged to participate in the program to enable the community's most vulnerable residents and their families to enjoy the holidays this year.

On November 15, from 2 to 4 p.m., grocery bags filled with turkeys and food items may be dropped off at City Hall, 31516 Railroad Canyon Rd. in the Towne Center, at which time they will delivered to HOPE. (Frozen turkeys cannot be stored.) Coffee, hot chocolate and cookies will be served to those participating in the food drive. A suggested checklist of items to be included in the grocery bag to complete the holiday dinner includes the following

Frozen Turkey

Stuffing mix, gravy mix

Canned mushroom soup

Canned green beans

Canned yams, brown sugar

Miniature marshmallows

Cornbread mix

Hot chocolate or coffee

Cake or cookie mix

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