The Salvation Army is collecting 1350 turkeys and chickens for the holidays

Published: Oct. 17, 2022 at 10:40 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2022 at 6:48 PM EDT
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - The countdown to the holidays is on so the Salvation Army in Harrisonburg is having a drive for poultry on the dinner table starting this week. The branch wants to collect one thousand three hundred fifty turkeys and chickens this year.

Last year’s goal was only 600 but organizers have a bigger prize in mind with the higher number.

“The unavailability of food just makes it hard for families to get by this time of year, so we’re looking to supply enough turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas so everyone can enjoy a good meal,” Salvation Army Captain Duane Burleigh said.

Captain Burleigh currently has the deadline set for November 15.

Turkeys and chickens can be dropped off at The Salvation Army located at 185 Ashby Avenue in Harrisonburg. Monetary donations may be sent to The Salvation Army at PO Box 468 Harrisonburg, VA 22803. Credit card gifts can be made online at