Turkey Drive

2019 Turkey Drive Update

On behalf of Det. Michael Sattler and the entire Wake Forest Police Department, thanks to everyone who donated to this year's Wake Forest Police Department Turkey Drive. 

This year, we collected over $3,300 in online contributions. In addition, area residents dropped off over 200 turkeys during the Nov. 23 turkey drop-off event at the Police Department Main Station.

Altogether (including online and in-person contributions and donations of frozen turkeys), community members contributed over $7,300 to the 2019 Police Department Turkey Drive – a new record!

As a result of such incredible generosity, on Nov. 25, the Police Department gave away over 950 turkeys to disadvantaged families in our area – by far the most it has ever distributed.

Turkey Drive Overview

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. 

Officer M.W. Sattler organized the police department's first Turkey Drive in 2007. Since then, the department has distributed nearly 7,000 turkeys to needy families in our area, including over 800 turkeys in 2018.

For more information, contact Detective M. Sattler at 919-795-7270.


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