Oct 19, 2022

Food for Kids in St. Joseph helping to get turkeys on the Thanksgiving table

Posted Oct 19, 2022 3:20 PM


St. Joseph Post

Getting a turkey for that thanksgiving dinner will soon be on your to do list and if you can't afford one Food for Kids can help.

Food For Kids founder Sheila Gilbert says they won't only have turkeys to give away though at the event.

"We give out paper goods, milk, sodas, everything is first come first serve, Cornish hens some people don't want a turkey we have Cornish hens, we're even giving out bacon this year" Gilbert tells KFEQ Hotline host Barry Birr. "So, we advise the folks to come out and get a turkey but we also need donations to make this happen."

If you are interested in donating a turkey or money to help with the drive you can contact Gilbert at 713-514-2843.

Gilbert says 99% of the people that come out and get a turkey are going to cook that turkey for Thanksgiving.

"We start November the 4th because the weather gets bad after the first week of November and it's hard for us to maneuver all of those goods outside," Gilbert explains. "So that's why we start early, so you can have it in your freezer and that would be a worry you don't have to worry about."

Gilbert says canned goods will also come with the turkey when you pick it up. One turkey can be received per family.

The annual turkey giveaway event will be held in the St. Francis Baptist Church parking lot starting at 11am on November 4th and it will run while supplies last. Sack lunches will also be provided