HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The Salvation Army's annual turkey drive kicked off at the beginning of November. The goal is to feed hundreds of families in the Shenandoah Valley.
This year, they received some big news that they are getting a very generous donation. Cargill has donated one thousand turkeys to the Salvation Army. This is triple the amount they donated last year.
"I'm just grateful that we live in the giving community that we do," said Capt. Duane Burleigh.
Burleigh, of the local Salvation Army, said the majority of these turkeys will go towards preparing more than seven hundred meals to anyone who wants to join on Thanksgiving Day.
"I literally cried. It's so nice to know we are going to be able to meet the needs this year. And, this is a tremendous step to help us do that," said Burleigh.
Burleigh said the need for turkeys has risen this year.
"We see more and more people out here every month coming out to our food pantry. People that used to be donors are now coming to get food. It's important to be able to help them when they have helped others," said Burleigh.
The Salvation Army is still in need of more turkeys. You can drop them off at the Salvation Army Worship Center on Ashby Avenue in Harrisonburg.
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