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Quarter ton of turkey donated

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Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune / Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra and Albertsons donate turkeys to Christmas Cheer. From left are Marie Foster, Kiwanis; Joanne Shope, Christmas Cheer; James Moultrup, Bob Rutherdale, Sue Rutherdale and Mark Lily, Kiwanis; Brian Crossman, Albertsons; Tom Worrell, Kiwanis; Mike Patton, Albertsons; and Mike Foster, Kiwanis.

Kiwanis’ avalanche of turkeys and love included more than 500 pounds of turkey that were provided to Christmas Cheer. The donation will help many families have more enjoyable Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners this year.

Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra members contributed funds for the purchase of the turkeys. Albertsons of South Lake Tahoe generously matched their contributions to provide this avalanche of turkeys and boxes of rolls to help those in need. Albertsons is offering two-for-one turkeys, one offer per family, with a $25 purchase.

Christmas Cheer is the local food pantry that provides critical food and other supplies to many needy people every day of the year. If you can help by providing food (unopened and not outdated,) clothing, toys or other items, drop these items off at Christmas Cheer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 2085 Eloise Ave. For more information about donations call Christmas Cheer at (530) 542-4934.

Kiwanis of Sierra Tahoe meets for lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Dory’s Oar restaurant. Guests are welcome.

For more information about Kiwanis, please call (530) 544-8150.