We exceeded our 2016 goal!

764,038 lbs  
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750,000 lbs 

SFBFS Turkey Drive – November 18, 2016

What is it?

On November 18, 2016 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 2,702 turkeys out of the 11,000 total turkeys donated by the community! This year, we want to top that number! Help us secure 12,000 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 fixins 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

Download and Print the 2016 Poster


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Important Dates

  • September 29: CDFA reverse food truck event
  • October 11: Kick-off meeting and orientation
  • October 17 - November 4: Barrel delivery
  • November 7 - January 13: Food drive
  • November 18: Turkey Drive
  • December 3, 10 & 20: Volunteer opportunities @ SFBFS
  • January 16 - February 3: Final food and barrel pick-ups
  • February 6: Final day for food drive credit
  • February 21: Wrap-up and awards party