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
Officials are considering several options for safely distributing the turkeys this year. Additional information will be provided once plans are finalized.