January 2nd, 2018
We are pleased to share that our 2017 Turkey Drive was a tremendous success!
With the support of wonderful donors at Loblaws stores across the city, corporate donors and of course our incredible volunteers, we surpassed our goal and raised a total of 7936 turkeys – 30% more turkeys than we raised in 2016!
Many of our recipient agencies prepared and cooked turkeys to host holiday meals for their community participants, and additional turkeys were distributed to food banks across the city for holiday hampers, so that individuals in need could take them home and cook festive meals for their families.
This healthy protein is one of the most requested items from our agencies, as well as one of the most difficult to get throughout the year due to high costs, and we are incredibly grateful to every single person who supported this important food-raising campaign.
“We are so appreciative of whatever number of turkeys Second Harvest is able to give us. The turkeys make such a huge difference in helping us offer our community members a special day.” Desmond Donald, Toronto Christian Worship Centre
In addition to the 5417 turkeys raised at Loblaws stores, the following corporate partners stepped forward to support our turkey drive:
Zulu Alpha Kilo: 150
We would like to thank our incredible volunteers for their energy and hard work during our Turkey Drive. We had 471 volunteers donate a total of 1,929 hours of their valuable time to help us surpass our goal!
We are so grateful to each and every single person who supported our Turkey Drive. Because of you, over 30,000 warm, festive meals were enjoyed by children, adults and seniors in our community this holiday season. THANK YOU.
To view photos from Turkey Drive 2017, click here.