This is not your typical camp out, but Mike Strasser's camp out at the 24 Road City Market should produce huge dividends for the Salvation Army food drive.

For the sixth straight year, Mike Strasser  will spend the weekend at City Market collecting food donations for the Salvation Army starting today and going until Sunday. Mike has set a goal of 15,000 pounds - after collecting about 11,000 pounds last year. Mike will also be accepting turkeys this weekend, as the Salvation Army has a great need in that area with Thanksgiving just around the corner.

Mike volunteers to do this each year simply because he believes in the cause -- and is leading the charge to get the community involved.

(Salvation Army)

Speaking of turkeys, the annual Salvation Army turkey drive is today (Nov 21) at Nick 'n Willy's on Horizon Drive. The goal is to collect 700 turkeys. There will be various activities going on including the Western Slope Harley Owners Group with their bikes on display and taking applications for the annual Toy Run. Plus, the Colorado Army National Guard will have a surprise activity.

The Salvation Army does so much to help those in need during the holidays, but they certainly can't do it without a ton of community support. So, if you can, drop a turkey off today at the turkey drive and help Mike out at the 24 Road City Market. Remember, Mike will also be accepting turkeys and food donations all weekend.