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Waterford Youth Services Now Accepting Donated Turkeys

After receiving thousands of non-perishable food items through “Stuff the Bus,” Waterford Youth Services is now collecting frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving baskets.

The Waterford Youth Services Bureau is now collecting frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving to serve to Waterford’s most needy.

Each year, the youth services bureau makes up food baskets to give to Waterford’s neediest families for Thanksgiving. The baskets have all the food needed for the Thanksgiving dinner and dessert.

On Friday, the bureau held is annual “Stuff a Bus” event, where elementary school students donated thousands of non-perishable food items. Now, the only thing the meal baskets are missing is frozen turkeys, which youth services has begun to collect.

To donate a frozen turkey, bring it to the Waterford Youth Services Bureau at 200 Boston Post Road during regular business hours, which are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The baskets go to low-income families or to people who have recently sustained a tragedy in their lives.

Generally, around 70 Waterford families are served through the Thanksgiving program, according to Waterford Youth Services Director Dani Gorman.

BJ November 19, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Paul: You write: "To donate a frozen turkey, bring it to the Waterford Youth Services Bureau at 200 Boston Post Road during regular business hours, which are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m." Is that today only, or is tomorrow (or even Wednesday OK)?
Paul Petrone November 19, 2012 at 08:41 PM
I know tomorrow is good. I'll find out about Wednesday.
Staff @ Waterford Youth Services November 20, 2012 at 01:44 AM
We are accepting turkeys tomorrow and Wednesday. If it's difficult for anyone to get to Youth Services during our regular business hours to donate, please phone the office at (860)444-5848 and we will arrange a more convenient drop off time. Turkeys are also given out with Christmas / Holiday food baskets so we will continue to accept donations up until December 20th. Many, many thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!
BJ November 20, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Awesome, thanks for the details.

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