| Fort Myers News-Press
Nations Association Charities is looking for a few good turkeys. And mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, and rolls.
The charity will host its annual holiday food event, this year called a drive-through Thanksgiving grocery giveaway, Saturday and Sunday at the SWFL Enterprise Center, 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fort Myers.
Israel Suarez, CEO of Nations Charities, said the organization could use donations of turkeys and other items to help feed nearly 700 families in need with his supply, which is about half that amount right now.
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This year Suarez, who was laid low with COVID-19 in July, said the effort is still looking to fill its food coffers.
“What I went through isn’t gong to stop me from feeding people,” he said. “What we don’t use for Thanksgiving we will give away for Christmas.”
The charity has provided food items for the holidays, in hurricane relief and in other situations to many families in Lee County for more than 40 years.
Those who are eligible for the event have registered with the organization.
The giveaway will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday and starts at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Those who wish to donate can call Suarez and the organization at 239-332-7575, 239-707-5520 or 239-340-8779. Those looking to offer a monetary donation can send checks or gift cards to Nations Association, P.O. Box 1060, 33902.
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