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Turkey Drive Sponsors: Papa Murphy's, Save Mart, Wells Fargo - December 2013
With the help of the Sacramento community, KCRA and local sponsors, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS)’ 6th annual Turkey Drive made Thanksgiving possible for over 7,000 local families.
Friday, November 22 at 4:30am marketed the beginning of the Turkey Drive and the Sacramento community showed that feeding families for the holidays was a great priority. Cars, vans, motorcycles and large trucks full of turkeys pulled into SFBFS’ parking lot throughout the day dropping off a variety of frozen turkeys, hams, tofurkeys and more.
The tally of donations rose steadily throughout the day. With some companies donating 10, 20, 40 and sometimes over a thousand turkeys at a time!
By 7pm, Sacramento residents donated 7,458 turkeys at SFBFS’ Oak Park facility. Sponsorships with Papa Murphy’s, Save Mart and Wells Fargo made the event a huge success. Each sponsor made a monetary donation for the day and provided 50 volunteers each to help the staff and volunteers at SFBFS.
Papa Murphy’s provided additional assistance for the day by supplying pizzas for volunteers. Save Mart brought in a semi-truck with 500 turkeys above and beyond their other contributions. Wells Fargo employees stopped by with a $110,000 check to donate to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ education programs.
The support of the Sacramento community along with Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Save Mart and Wells Fargo was greatly appreciated during this year’s Turkey Drive.
Each turkey, along with two bags of side dishes was distributed on Monday, November 25 to local families in need. Thank you for your support this holiday season.
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