INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - On Saturday, Nov. 17, Project MANA will help hundreds of local families have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving through its annual Let's Talk Turkey Food Distribution.
With the help of dozens of social service agencies, schools and churches throughout North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, Project MANA is working to identify as many community members as possible who need assistance with providing a hearty Thanksgiving meal for their families.
In 2011, nearly 700 local families received turkeys through Project MANA's Let's Talk Turkey Food Distribution. This year, given the continued economic downturn, Project MANA expects to serve that many families, if not more.
Thanks to generous donations from the community, each community member who signs up and attends the distribution will be able to bring home a whole turkey, fresh produce and other fixings for a holiday meal.
Let's Talk Turkey Food Distributions will be held at the following three locations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 17:
• Kings Beach: Kings Beach Elementary School at 8125 Steelhead Ave.
• Incline Village: Donald W. Reynolds Community Nonprofit Center at 948 Incline Way.
• Truckee: Community Arts Center at 10046 Church St.
To sign up yourself or someone you know to receive a turkey, contact your local schools, churches, or social service agencies. To volunteer for Let's Talk Turkey Food Distribution or to make a donation, contact Project MANA at 775-298-0008 or visit our website at www.projectmana.org. For just $25.00 you can sponsor a local family's Thanksgiving meal!
Project MANA (Making Adequate Nutrition Accessible) is a non-profit hunger relief organization that has been serving North Lake Tahoe and Truckee since 1991. Project MANA's mission is to reduce the incidence of hunger and its detrimental effects upon individuals, families, the local community and the region.
The agency strives to accomplish this by providing immediate food relief to those experiencing hunger or who are at high risk of hunger, and by working to alleviate the root causes of hunger through programs such as child and adult nutrition education, community gardens, and through collaborations with local agencies that provide access to other important resources.
For more information, please go to www.projectmana.org or call 775-298-0008.