Where to Donate Turkey and Other Holiday Food

We are now entering the holiday season, which usually means lots of spending! Whether it’s on gifts or foods for the festivities, people are starting to stock up before the stores get out of control. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people this year who will not have the resources needed to buy their families food or holiday gifts this season. So, feed the spirit of giving and donate turkey or any other holiday food to families in need!

Aside from holiday food, there are other donations that charities could do with this holiday season, so please check out our blog on Donations Charities Need During the Holidays to learn about giving more!

Before you donate your turkey or other holiday food, please consider the following tips:

1. Make sure the turkey is frozen and fresh.

2. Try to donate non-perishable food items.

That was easy! Now you’re ready to help people have a warm meal this holiday season!

If you’re in the Chicago or Dallas area, you can use Zealous Good to match you with several local organizations that are actually looking for that specific item and will therefore profit the most from it. If you don’t live in Chicago or Dallas, here are some other places that would value your donation:

Homeless Shelters

Shelters are at an ongoing need for turkey and other food during the holiday season, so help a family in need have a filling meal these holidays!

To find a homeless shelter near you check out the homeless shelter directory.

Red Cross

This organization not only helps homeless people in the U.S., it also helps victims of natural disasters and people in need around the world. The Red Cross is always in need of food donations especially this holiday season, so go online and find a Red Cross near you!

Local Church

Churches are always collecting non-perishable food donations to give out the less fortunate. Because of this, they now at an ongoing need for these items, especially holiday food. Search online to find your local church and donate today!

Again, if you’re in the Chicago or Dallas area, use Zealous Good to submit your holiday food donation and we’ll easily match you with a local charity that could use it!

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