How do I donate a turkey for the holidays? The Food Bank answers.


Turkey dinners are on everyone’s mind this time of the year.  For many of our supporters, it’s important that the families we serve can enjoy the same turkey dinner that they will share with their own families during this special time of the year.  Is donating a fresh turkey the most safe and efficient way to meet the need or would we prefer a gift card?

We have two suggestions for you:

  1. For safety reasons, we can only accept frozen, uncooked, never thawed turkeys.  You can deliver turkeys to our warehouse at 8201 South Congress Ave between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  We’re closed for the holidays Nov. 28 - 29 and Dec. 24 -  25.

  2. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"621","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignright size-full wp-image-10544","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"300","height":"250","title":"","alt":""}}]]Help families stretch their food budget so they have the funds purchase the perfect turkey for their needs. We often talk about the tough choices families have to make with their food budget, and the decision to get the holiday turkey is no different.   There’s also the risk of food waste.  Some of our clients live alone, have very large families  or don’t have access to a working stove. When you make a financial gift to the Food Bank and call your legislator in support of federal nutrition programs, you make it easier for all families in need to place the right-sized turkey in their grocery baskets.

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