Food can be donated to BFHP Tuesday and Wednesday

As we all begin the countdown to one of the most significant dinners of the year — loosening our belts in anticipation of the feast we may be lucky enough to partake in on Thursday — it is timely to remember that not everyone has enough food on their plates at any time of the year, let alone Thanksgiving.

The Berkeley Food and Housing Project is orchestrating donations from members of the community this week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, in order to feed hungry individuals and families, including the homeless, this holiday season. The non-profit’s checklist includes whole chickens and turkeys (frozen), canned cut yams and apple cider mix (see the full checklist).

Make your donations at BFHP,  2nd floor, 2362 Bancroft Way (between Ellsworth and Dana) tomorrow and Wednesday, where volunteers will be assembling food boxes so no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving. Alternatively, a $40 donation will fund a food box for a needy family.

Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen on Shattuck and Marty’s Motors on San Pablo are helping the effort too by collecting food for the BFHP.

Let us know of other seasonal charity efforts  and we will help publicize them here.

Update, 3:10 pm: Some other seasonal charitable initiatives that have crossed our radar:

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