CityTeam Urgently Needs 2,100 Turkeys for Thanksgiving

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On a day to be thankful, thousands in the Bay Area will go without a meal.

CityTeam Ministries is a non-profit organization serving the poor and homeless in the Bay Area. CityTeam’s Food Pantry program provides food boxes for low-income families and prepares meals every night for the poor and homeless. Unfortunately, CityTeam’s shelves are extremely low and will not be able to prepare the thousands of food boxes, door-to-door meals or thanksgiving dinners. CityTeam is in urgent need for the community to donate non-perishable food items and turkeys. The local food banks are low this year and can’t help as much as they have in the past.

“We are in great need of turkeys and more canned goods & stuffing for our food boxes,” said Carol Patterson, Vice President at CityTeam Ministries. “The local Bay Area food banks are in short supply this year and are not able to help as much as they have in the past – we think it may be because of the disaster relief needs of the hurricane victims in the Gulf area. Fewer donations have come in and the number of families seeking help has continued to grow. I am hoping we’ll have enough food for everyone. We count on the local community to partner with us. Together we can show a holiday full of kindness. Every small or large donation will help.”

To find out how to help with CityTeam's Holiday of Hope campaign visit or call 408-232-5600 to set up a food drive at a school or office.


Filming times of volunteers working to fill food boxes and cooking are available ahead of time.

About CityTeam

CityTeam Ministries is a non-profit organization serving the poor and homeless in San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, Philadelphia and partnerships in over 7 other countries around the world. Since 1957, CityTeam has provided life-saving food, shelter, clothing, recovery programs, youth outreach, camp for at-risk inner city kids, discipleship and other essential care 365 days a year.


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