Community invited to donate turkeys for 19th Annual 60 Hours to Fight Hunger

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) KMVT is teaming up with the South Community Central Action Partnership for the 19th Annual 60 Hours to Fight Hunger. The turkey drive event is all part of bringing full turkeys to families less fortunate for the Thanksgiving holiday.

An inflatable turkey sits outside KMVT's station during the 2018 60 Hours to Fight Hunger turkey drive. This year's even runs Thursday through Saturday in KMVT's parking lot. A second location is at Con Paulos Chevrolet in Jerome (Source: KMVT).

KMVT's goal is to collect 2,000 turkeys. Last year, the community donated more than 1,700.

The event begins noon on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the southern KMVT parking lot, initiated with a ribbon cutting ceremony, and culminating with the transformation of the KMVT parking into a merry-go-round of turkeys.

People can donate frozen turkeys, canned food and cash.

"Keep it frozen. if possible," said Misty McEwen, with SCCAP. "We do have a big refrigerated truck out there that we do fill to the brim, but it's better and easier for us to handle if it is frozen."

The event goes through 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. People can also drop off turkeys at Con Paulos Chevrolet at 251 E. Frontage Road in Jerome.

A sign facing Blue Lakes Blvd will keep passersby updated on the number of turkeys being donated.

Find more information about 60 Hours to Fight Hunger 2019 or to share a donation photo visit the 60 Hours to Fight Hunger page.

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