Police Department Turkey Drive continues through Saturday, turkey giveaway details announced

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 2:05pm

The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) is accepting monetary donations through Saturday, Nov. 21, as part of its 14th Annual Turkey Drive. Area residents can support this worthy cause by submitting online donations via PayPal at http://bit.ly/WFPDTurkeyDrive.

Cash and checks written to the Wake Forest Police Department are also accepted. Anyone wishing to contribute cash or a check to this year’s Turkey Drive should contact Det. M.W. Sattler at 919-795-7270 or msattler@wakeforestnc.gov.

Due to COVID-19, the police department is accepting monetary donations only. Donations of frozen turkeys will not be accepted this year. All monetary donations will be used to purchase additional turkeys.

The Police Department announced today that Tri-Area Ministry, 149 E. Holding Ave., will distribute the turkeys to disadvantaged families while they last on Monday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., while Hope House, 334 N. Allen Road, will give away turkeys on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from noon-3 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 25, from noon-2 p.m. However, organizers say that it is unlikely any turkeys will remain available for Wednesday’s giveaway. The turkeys will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is a limit of one turkey per family.

Det. Sattler organized the police department’s first Turkey Drive in 2007. Since then, the department has distributed nearly 9,000 turkeys to needy families in our area, including over 800 turkeys last year.