Shelter House seeks donations for holiday meals

Published: Friday, November 8, 2013 at 03:31 PM.

Shelter House, serving Okaloosa and Walton counties, is accepting donations for its annual holiday food drive. The agency collects food and prepares holiday meal baskets for domestic and sexual violence survivors and their families.

Suggested donations include: turkeys, hams, mashed potato mix, stuffing mix, gravy, soups for casseroles, cranberry sauce, crispy fried onions, fresh fruits and vegetables, pie filling, pie crusts, condensed milk and laundry baskets. Gift cards are always welcome.

Volunteers accept non-perishable food items at any time. Perishable items — such as hams, turkeys, bread and fresh fruits and vegetables — will only be accepted Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving meals and Dec. 18 for Christmas meals.

All donations should be delivered between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to the Shelter House administration office, 102 Buck Drive in Fort Walton Beach, or call the Crestview office, 683-0845, to arrange drop-off.

Contact Shelter House, 243-1201, for more information or to volunteer for meal basket assembly.

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