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Sticks of butter, meat options needed for Thanksgiving meal baskets

Posted at 12:13 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 06:50:28-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Volunteers at Crossfire Ministries are putting together Thanksgiving Day meals for 1,200 families in need who live in El Paso County.

Volunteers will distribute these meal baskets on Monday and each meal includes basic holiday staple, but the non-profit could use donations of smaller items, like butter.

"To fill those 1,200 boxes with one stick of butter, that's a lot of butter. But the bigger families need two," said Crossfire Ministries' operations manager John Miller.
"So we're gonna need about 3,000 sticks of butter. And then we also need smaller portions of meat like turkey breast, turkey legs, small hams that can go into the family box."

If you are a family in need who would like to apply to receive one of these baskets, you have until tomorrow to stop by Crossfire Ministries at 2120 E La Salle St. and fill out an application.

Donations should be in by Friday because volunteers will pack the baskets on Saturday.

If you'd like to volunteer, Crossfire could use help registering families, packing meals, and distributing these baskets.

You can sign up to volunteer by calling volunteer coordinator Amy Dunbar, at 719-359-6015 or reach her via email at