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Second Harvest needs turkeys

Original post made on Nov 21, 2013

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties needs turkeys so that local pantries, soup kitchens and shelters that depend on Second Harvest for food can provide their clients with a traditional holiday meal.

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Posted by the_punnisher
a resident of Mountain View
on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:53 am

the_punnisher is a registered user.

They can find plenty of them in the local governments in the SFBA. Just dangle some money in front of these people and they will follow you anywhere...

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Posted by Tom
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:06 am

It's a pretty long trek from Palo Alto to either San Carlos or San Jose. Can Second Harvest find no partner in the Palo Alto/Menlo Park area where a drop-off point could be set up? Is Palo Alto Online interested?

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Posted by Dean
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:11 am

As always, in the interest of full disclosure, I'm a former mid-towner.....

Many folks forgo Christmas and Channukah cards...Better to put the money in needy people's (and their kids) stomach's.

The warm feeling on Thanksgiving could come from your heart, not heartburn, if you step up and give turkeys to these 501c3 that do so much for your community.... (check with your CPA) these "in-kind" gifts may qualify for a federal and state income tax deduction with proper documentation and the organization's federal EIN.

Time for liberal Palo Alto to be truly compassionate!

The model for these can be seen at

You'll see what Phoenix does on "Turkey Tuesday"--- the largest one day distribution of turkeys in the US. Every family in the Valley of the Sun that wants a turkey will get one. The homeless receive a free Thanksgiving dinner at SVdP in central Phoenix and are entertained by professional singing groups and a host of former NFL players.

It brings tears to my eyes every year.

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Posted by Donate now
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:26 am

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