With the holiday season upon us, we have chosen turkeys as our November food of the month. Did you know Second Harvest Food Bank holds a drive every year to collect turkeys for local families, children, seniors and individuals? Our 2012 goal is to collect 12,000 turkeys in two months.

A turkey not only completes the holiday spread but also provides plenty of nutritious value. Our Community Nutritionist Janet Hung explains, “A fresh or frozen turkey would be a wonderful addition to a holiday meal. When donating a frozen turkey, please make sure it is frozen as hard as a bowling ball when you drop it off. Since one turkey can feed a lot of people, clients will be able to share a nice dinner with friends and family. They can freeze the leftovers and get plenty of protein in their diet!”

How Can You Help

Find Perky the Turkey on our Facebook or Google+ page!

Turkey donations to any of our three locations will help us make the year-end holidays more memorable for the local families we serve. Second Harvest Food Bank accepts donations of fresh or frozen turkeys at all three of our locations. Please note that frozen turkeys must be received frozen and not thawed. We have posted our special extended holiday hours at Curtner Center, Bing Center and Cypress Center on our website. You can also help by making an online donation today. We can turn a $1 donation into 2 nutritious meals!

If you have already donated food or funds, help us inspire others to give. Spread the word and tag yourself in Perky the Turkey’s picture on our Facebook page or +1 his picture on our Google+ page.

Thank you for your generous support to help feed families in need during this holiday season. We appreciate all that you do!