'Turkey Call' still needs birds, hams

Nov 17 2010 - 3:43pm

OGDEN -- United Way of Northern Utah has extended its "Turkey Call" until Thursday to try to get enough turkeys and hams to feed hungry families and individuals during the holiday season.

"We don't want anyone to have to worry about providing a Thanksgiving Day meal -- not when we have the capacity to help," said Bruce Jacobs, director of community campaigns for United Way of Northern Utah, in a news release.

The Holiday Harvest Campaign and Turkey Call are combined efforts of United Way, Joyce Hansen Hall Community Food Bank (administered by Catholic Community Services), the Standard-Examiner and Utah Food Bank. The goal is to collect at least 700 turkeys or hams for low-income families in Weber, Morgan and Box Elder counties.

People are asked to bring donations of frozen turkey, small hams, nonperishable commodities or money to the collection center at United Way of Northern Utah, 2955 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. The collection area will accept donations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday.

For more information, call 801-399-5584, extension 110.donations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday. For more information, call 801-399-5584, ext. 110.

-- Standard-Examiner staff

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