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For immediate release
December 9, 2016
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Julie Hasquet - (907)762-4489 (desk)

Chugach Donates Hundres of Turkeys to Charity

10 local non-profits to receive holiday delivery

Continuing a long tradition, Chugach Electric Association is donating 450 turkeys to 10 local charities as part of its annual community outreach over the holiday season. The turkeys will be delivered to the organizations the week of December 12.

Chugach has donated turkeys to local non-profits as a way to help fill the need for holiday meals and food baskets throughout the local area for the past 15 years. The turkeys are purchased from Carrs/Safeway and distributed to the charities.

 "The Food Bank alone serves 6,300 Alaska households each week, so we know the need is great in our community," said Lee Thibert, Chugach CEO. "We are happy to do what we can to help ensure Anchorage families are able to have a holiday meal."

The organizations receiving the turkeys include:

  • Bean's Cafe
  • Brother Francis Shelter
  • Mabel T. Caverly Center
  • Anchorage Rescue Mission
  • St. Francis House
  • Covenant House
  • AWAIC
  • Food Bank of Alaska
  • Salvation Army
  • Lutheran Social Services

Any media interested in getting photos or going along to one the deliveries, please contact Julie Hasquet (above) for coordination.