Help us reach our 2019 goal!

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750,000 lbs 

SFBFS Turkey Drive – Thursday, November 21, 2019

Check out the Turkey Drive results for 2019 here!

Turkey Drive Donation Form

Generous state employees holding donated turkeys
Illustration of a turkey leg

What is it?

On Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6:00am – 6:00pm., 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 4,273 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. A form (located on the Web site and on page 22 of this manual) is provided for you to turn in 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

Download and Print the 2019 Poster

Food Drive poster thumbnail


Letter from Blake Young

Right-click and choose "Save link as..." to save the poster on your computer (5.9 MB JPG, 24"x36", 150dpi)

Important Dates

  • September 9 -24: Designate your agency coordinator and advise Peggy Marshall
  • October 3: SEFD Orientation 2:00pm – 4:00pm, CDFA Auditorium: 1220 N Street
  • October 14 – November 4: Barrel delivery
  • November 4: Food Drive begins
  • Thursday November 21: SFBFS Turkey Drive
  • November 28: Run to Feed the Hungry / Thanksgiving Day
  • December 14, 19 & 20: SEFD Volunteer days
  • January 10: Food Drive ends
  • January 13 – January 31: Final Barrel pick-ups
  • February 7: Final day to turn in Food drive Credit
  • February 21: Totals, awards & thanks video post