If it wasn’t for giving, we wouldn’t have Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking for places to donate food or money for the upcoming holiday, we’ve compiled a list of a few local grocery stores and food banks that are accepting Thanksgiving Meal donations.
Note: Arrowhead Health Centers has no affiliation with these organizations.
Phoenix Area Thanksgiving Meal Donations and Food Drives
Safeway donations: St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
Purchase a turkey and drop it off at either St. Mary’s Food Bank of any Safeway location in the state. Safeway has promised to match each donation, turkey for turkey.
Fry’s donations: Salvation Army
Starting Nov. 3, Valley shoppers can stop in Fry’s for a $10 “Gobble Give” gift card that will count toward one turkey donated through the Salvation Army. If you purchase a card before Nov. 26 and keep your receipt, you’ll receive a 10 percent discount on your groceries Nov. 29, 30, or 31.
Bashas’ and Food City donations: Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Throughout the month of November, Valley shoppers can purchase $1 paper turkey pin-ups to benefit St. Vincent De Paul at any Bashas’ and Food City location. Every $15 counts as one turkey and 100 percent of the donations will go to food banks, Chou-Thompson said.
Turkey Tuesday: the nation’s largest one-day turkey drive
12 News is partnering with St. Vincent de Paul and Bashas’ to throw Turkey Tuesday, the nation’s largest one-day turkey drive. Drop a frozen bird or a monetary donation at any Bashas’ location in metro Phoenix or Northern Arizona. Turkey Tuesday will be on November 22nd.
United Food Bank
Drop off a turkey at the food bank on Saturday, November 22 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. or Monday-Wednesday, November 24-26 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance The Eighth Annual Super Saturday Turkey Drive is happening on November 22 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drop off your turkey donation at either St. Mary’s location in Phoenix or Surprise, or at one of 15 Albertsons around the Valley and in Flagstaff. In addition, you can donate a turkey at Safeway from November 2 through Thanksgiving, with Safeway matching each turkey donated with one of their own!