The Colorado Springs locations of Safeway will be delivering 1,320 turkey meals to the Marian House Monday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. Each meal consists of a 7 – 7.25 lb. Honeysuckle white bone in, raw turkey breast with stuffing, gravy, and mashed potatoes. Each meal should serve 4 – 5 people and it is estimated that between 5,280 – 6,600 people could be served through this effort.
Employees from Safeway, along with store management, will be at the Marian House to help unload these meals from a Safeway semi-truck. Shortly thereafter, Catholic Charities Marian House staff will deliver the meals to families in need throughout the Central Colorado area from Leadville to Limon, so struggling families can have a traditional Thanksgiving celebration and a source of protein for several days after Thanksgiving.
Media are invited to be on the Marian House property – 14 West Bijou Street in Colorado Springs – for this amazing show of community support at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Heather Halpape – Communications & Public Affairs Manager for Safeway, and Andy Barton – CEO of Catholic Charities will be available for interviews. We will also have a client receiving a turkey meal who will be available for interviews.
Patrons of Safeway have been contributing toward the meals through Turkey Bucks donations for the past month during checkout when they were asked to support holiday meals at Marian House. This is the sixth year the Turkey Bucks program has supported the Marian House.
“We are humbled by the outpouring of support from Safeway and their customers through this annual giving drive. This donation allows our community to directly help families and individuals in need,” said Andy Barton, CEO of Catholic Charities which operates the Marian House.
Since 1985, the Marian House Soup Kitchen has been serving people who are hungry in downtown Colorado Springs. Guests include struggling families, children, seniors on a fixed income, the working poor, veterans, people with disabilities, unsupported teens, and those who are homeless.
Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Dinner will be served Thursday, November 23, from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. All are welcome.