Turkey Drive


Turkey DriveEvery 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. 

The police department's first Turkey Drive was organized in 2007. Since then - thanks to our community's incredible generosity - the department has distributed nearly 10,000 turkeys to needy families in our area, including over 800 last year.

2022 Turkey Drive

The Wake Forest Police Department is now accepting monetary donations through Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, as part of its 16th 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 call 919-554-6150.

All monetary donations will be used to purchase additional turkeys.

2022 Turkey Giveaway

The Police Department will distribute the frozen turkeys to disadvantaged families while they last on Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 9-11 a.m., at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. There is a limit of one free turkey per family.

WF CaresWake Forest Cares

The Police Department Turkey Drive is a Wake Forest Cares initiative.


Main Station
225 S. Taylor St.
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Turkey Drive