ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos and Denver Rescue Mission are teaming up to collect Thanksgiving turkeys and food items for families in need at UCHealth Training Center on Saturday.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, UCHealth Training Center's Broncos Team Store parking lot (13403 E. Broncos Parkway) will serve as a one-day collection site for Denver Rescue Mission's 2021 Turkey Drive.
Over the past three years, more than 2,400 turkeys have been donated through this one-day collection site. To jumpstart the 2021 Turkey Drive, more than 35 Broncos players have committed to donate over 1,140 turkeys to the drive. Fans are encouraged to donate frozen turkeys, boxed mashed potatoes, boxed stuffing, canned fruits, vegetables, yams, pumpkin, gravy and cranberry sauce.
In addition to collecting meals, the Broncos will assist Denver Rescue Mission with their annual Thanksgiving Banquet in a Box meal distribution at Empower Field at Mile High on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
More than 3,000 meals will be distributed in time for Thanksgiving to pre-registered families and each boxed meal will include a turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and additional Thanksgiving items.
Each year, Denver Rescue Mission collects 15,000 turkeys with the goal of putting a turkey on every table for Thanksgiving. The organization partners with 100 agencies, including churches, schools and non-profits, to bring Thanksgiving into the homes of people in need.
For additional information on the 2021 Denver Rescue Mission Turkey Drive and how to donate, visit dbron.co/turkey.
About Denver Broncos Charities
The Denver Broncos are committed to improving lives in our community by focusing on Youth Development, Quality of Life, Health & Wellness, Youth Football and Civic Engagement. Alongside key community partners in each focus area, we are able to make a difference through strategic programming, unique events and dedicated advocacy. For more information on the Denver Broncos' community partnerships and programs, please visit www.denverbroncos.com/community or follow @BroncosOffField on Twitter and Instagram.
About Denver Rescue Mission
Since 1892, Denver Rescue Mission has been meeting the needs of the poor and homeless through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, and community outreach. For more information, please visit https://denverrescuemission.org/.