When many people think of Thanksgiving the first few things that come to mind are turkeys, cranberries and mashed potatoes. For most, Thanksgiving is the holiday when families come together to give thanks for all they have while enjoying one large dinner together, but not everyone is so fortunate. Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is an organization that makes sure families in need in the Sacramento area have an emergency food supply to keep them going, and to them, Thanksgiving is an especially important time.
To show the importance of this holiday, the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services is hosting its 5th Annual Turkey Drive on November 16th. This event will be held at the food banks on 3333 Third Avenue and 2469 Rio Linda Boulevard. Volunteers will be outside of these locations collecting your donation of fresh and frozen turkeys to be distributed to those in need the following Monday.
The SFBFS has been keeping this tradition alive because of its ever growing success. Each year, more and more kind citizens are donating turkeys to the families in need.
“It’s nice to come back each Thanksgiving season to give someone in need your help,” says Kathleen Davidson, a repeat volunteer to the annual event. “The Turkey Drive is such a great idea since it is so easy too. We now are getting groups like local soccer teams to come and donate from all the kids so everyone can be involved!”
The time to start off your holidays by giving back is now. Come out this Friday, November 16th between the times of 4:30 am-7:00 pm at either of the drop off sites to donate a turkey and help a family celebrate the holiday with a fresh meal. You can also drop off a turkey to participating Red Robin Gourmet Burgers locations through November 15th.