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Turkey Drive underway at Sac Food Bank

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Dinger was helping out this morning.
The fifth annual Turkey Drive is going strong, with 4,654 turkeys as of 1:31 p.m. this afternoon. And more keep coming. Turkeys can be dropped off at the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services until 7 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 16).
Genevieve Deignan, Program Director, dressed as a turkey.
Blake Young, president and CEO, said today is very humbling.

"It’s so many people from the Sacramento community coming out and supporting our organization," he said. "But really recognizing there’s a lot of folks out there that just aren’t going to have a good Thanksgiving meal with their family unless they can come out here and receive services from us."

He said, "We’re blessed to have the Sacramento community coming out and supporting us and we’re honored that we can be the organization that’ll help over 7,000 families in one day."

Starting at 8 a.m., Monday, it’s estimated about 7,000 families will come and pick up their fixings for their Thanksgiving meal.

They’ll come to 3333 3rd Ave. in Oak Park.

Volunteers and staff unloaded turkeys and the fixings dropped off throughout the day:

Most folks dropped items off in a vehicle, but this woman came in on two wheels with her front basket filled.
25 turkeys were unloaded from the back of this van.
Traffic direction was a big necessity at times.

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