Bring a turkey (or 2,000) to the Tacoma Rescue Mission

It’s turkey donation time at The Rescue Mission in Tacoma, as the nonprofit seeks to have at least 2,000 turkeys in its freezers to serve Pierce County’s needy families in time for Thanksgiving.

The turkeys provide a major source of protein for the Mission’s Good Neighbor Café and Adams Street Family Shelter not just during the holidays, but throughout the year.

The organization is also collecting donations of boxed mashed potatoes, gravy mixes, canned vegetables and pies to serve a traditional meal for local hungry and homeless people.

The Rescue Mission accepts food donations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at its downtown campus, 425 South Tacoma Way. Food items and ingredients also can be dropped off Nov. 22 at the Proctor Farmers Market on North 27th and Proctor streets.

Donors also can contribute to the food drive online at www.rescue-mission.org/thanksgiving.