Every fall the Wake Forest Police Department begins accepting monetary donations as part of its annual Turkey Drive. Several weeks later, the department schedules a day for residents to drop off frozen turkeys at the Police Department.
Det. M.W. Sattler organized the police department's first Turkey Drive in 2007. Since then, the department has distributed nearly 8,000 turkeys to needy families in our area, including over 800 turkeys last year.
2020 Turkey Drive
The Wake Forest Police Department is now accepting monetary donations through Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, as part of its 14th Annual Turkey Drive.
Area residents can support this worthy cause by submitting online donations via PayPal.
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.
All monetary donations will be used to purchase additional turkeys.
Due to COVID-19, the police department will only accept monetary donations. Donations of frozen turkeys will not be accepted this year.
2020 Turkey Giveaway
Tri-Area Ministry, 149 E. Holding Ave., will distribute 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. Organizers say 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.
Wake Forest Cares
The Police Department Turkey Drive is a "Wake Forest Cares" initiative.