The numbers are in and it was a BANNER year for the 2016 Turkey Drive. With last year's number of 339 to beat; that was done handily in 90 minutes on Monday. The new record: 478 turkeys!!!
I arrived shortly after 6pm to see the Media team in full force. They had a big tent, lights, beverages and even a small bonfire going to keep spirits high. And with 20-30 people ready to unload vehicles, they didn't disappoint. There was also the St. Mary Magdalen Team that did their part too. In addition, the Holy Trinity Parish of Chicago, IL was back with new comer, St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Springfield, PA.
There was a steady stream of cars pulling up to unload throughout the evening. Some even walking up to drop off goods. It was not only their biggest event in four years, but also their best. A fun time that really showed the community's spirit. I can't wait to see what they have in store for next year, but in the mean time, the Media Food bank is chock-full of turkeys!
A special thanks to community advocate, coach and Upper Providence councilman, Tim Broadhurst and his team for not only making this a great time, but an important event for out community that we're all very proud of.