Boise mission seeks Thanksgiving turkeys

November 2, 2013 

— The Boise Rescue Mission needs 4,625 turkeys to feed hungry and homeless folks during the Thanksgiving season.

The turkeys will go toward meals served by the mission and placed in food boxes given to low-income families.

Turkeys can be dropped off at the mission Ministry Center, 308 S. 24th St. in downtown Boise; at the City Light Home for Women & Children, 1404 W. Jefferson St.; the River of Life men's shelter at 575 13th St.; and at the Lighthouse Rescue Mission, 472 Caldwell Blvd. in Nampa.

For fifty-five years, Boise Rescue Mission has provided food, shelter, clothing, counseling, education and opportunities to recover from homelessness to men, women and children in need.

In 2012, the Mission provided 338,000 meals, 124,000 overnight stays and transitioned 500 men and women from homelessness into independent living.

The Mission is the largest provider of homeless services in the state of Idaho. Information: Megan Korthals at (208) 861-9295 or e-mail at

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