November 24, 2009
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services collected 6,600 turkeys last Friday during our "Turkey Drive 3000" event! Thanks to generous donations from so many, there is plenty to go around this holiday. Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services staff and volunteers were joined by Americorp NCCC Green Team crew and Army volunteers to help direct traffic, collect turkeys, and keep enthusiasm going throughout the day. In spite of the rain, everyone had a good time and danced the day away as we collected turkeys for the hungry. For some great media coverage of the turkey drive and distribution run a search on KCRA.com.
This Monday and Tuesday, November 23rd and 24th, our holiday distribution served thousands of clients- 2,500 the first day alone. After waiting in a line so long it wrapped around the block, individuals received a turkey and a holiday box made up of stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, potatoes, onions, apples, bread, and a bag of mixed canned goods.
With so many turkeys, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services was able to donate almost 2,000 turkeys to 18 other charities in the area. The generosity of so many who gave this year and throughout the year ensures that SFBFS continues to fulfill our essential goals of feeding the hungry and maintaining all nine of our education and distribution programs.
Thank you to everyone for your continued support. Happy Thanksgiving!