Nov 7, 2022 2 min read

Ingleside Turkey Drive Seeks Donations As Food Costs Rise

The 10th annual turkey drive contributed 1,392 turkeys last year and seeks to do more this year given the rise of food costs caused by inflation.

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With food costs on the rise due to inflation, organizers of Ingleside's annual SF Turkey Drive said that this year’s donations will be critically important, especially for those living paycheck by paycheck.

The 11th annual turkey drive will take place Saturday, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17, where frozen turkeys can be dropped off at  St. Emydius Church as part of an effort to provide meals for the St. Anthony’s dining room during the holidays. The drop-off location is at 350 De Montfort Ave.

Last year, the drive contributed 1,392 turkeys from in-person donations and donations made online, said Pierre Smit, founder of the SF Turkey Drive.

Boxes of fresh vegetables will also be accepted at the drop off site on both days as well as hams on Dec. 17. Both events will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.

“I will always remember this Ingleside resident who approached me at the exit of a mass at St. Emydius Church to thank me for what the SF Turkey Drive is doing," Smit said.

If the public is unable to make it to the drop-off site, donations for “virtual turkeys” can be made on the SF Turkey Drive website.

The event organizer is still seeking volunteers for both event days.

The December date has been corrected.

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