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.
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.
Turkey Drive Drop-off November 19
The Police Department will accept frozen turkey donations Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m.-noon, as part of this year's Turkey Drive. Police officers will be available at the Police Department Main Station, 225 S. Taylor St., throughout the morning to thank donors and unload the turkeys.
The three-hour drop-off event will allow the Police Department to effectively coordinate the storage of the donated turkeys.
2022 Turkey Giveaway November 21
The Police Department will distribute the frozen turkeys to disadvantaged families while they last on Monday, Nov. 21, from 8-11 a.m., at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. There is a limit of one free turkey per family.
Wake Forest Cares
The Police Department Turkey Drive is a Wake Forest Cares initiative.