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SFBFS Turkey Drive – Thursday, November 16, 2017

What is it?

On Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 4:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., SFBFS and KCRA hold the largest one day Turkey Drive in Sacramento. Every year there is a goal to collect as many turkeys as possible. Last year, State Employees donated 3,018 turkeys out of the 15,000 total turkeys donated by the community! This year, we want to top that number! Help us secure even more turkeys to help families in need!

Here is how it works:

Individuals or agencies can drop off turkeys on the way to work, at lunch or after work. There will be a dedicated drop off lane for State Employees. SFBFS will record the weight and number of turkeys to credit each agency accordingly. Please be sure to bring a turkey drive form with you when donating turkeys to ensure the proper number of turkeys and weights are recorded. It is very important you turn in a form with turkey donations so we can keep track of State Employees weights.

Turkeys are in high demand during the holiday season and without these donations, many families will not have meat in their holiday food boxes. We also accept turkey dinner fixings such as potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. (Please do not bring cash/check donations on this day. Refer to the Online Financial Donation procedures.)

Where is it?

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
Family Services Campus in Oak Park
3333 3rd Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817

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Important Dates

  • September 21: Fresh Produce Kickoff at Capitol Mall Farmer’s Market
  • October 19: Orientation and Tour of SFBFS, 2-4pm at Food Bank Services at 1951 Bell Avenue
  • October 23 – November 10: Barrel delivery
  • November 6: Food Drive begins
  • November 16: SFBFS Turkey Drive
  • November 23, Thanksgiving Day: Run to Feed the Hungry
  • December 15, 20 & 21: SEFD Volunteer days
  • January 12: Food Drive ends
  • January 15 – February 2: Final Barrel pick-ups
  • February 6: Final day to turn in Food drive Credit
  • February 15: Wrap-up Party and Awards – Location TBD