Welcome to Project Turkey 2016!
As the Director of Development for Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger I am personally ingrained in this project.
Being unable to afford a turkey for one's family on Thanksgiving is a painful experience, and an all-too-common reality for tens of thousands of our fellow Brooklynites.
Project Turkey, an annual project hosted by one of our dearest friends, strives to rectify this situation. Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger is the largest direct emergency feeding program in New York City...and the entire country. We provide more than 10,000 balanced and nutritious meals each day to food insecure New Yorkers. Aside from our daily efforts and magnanimous impact, we would like to provide our 30,000 monthly pantry users with a Holiday meal.
At an average cost of $55 each, we will be able to provide families with a turkey OR ham and trimmings. Please note that all funds raised during this month-long project will go directly to the holiday meal purchase. Thank you for your time and consideration :o)
https://www.crowdrise.com/projectturkey2014 and https://www.crowdrise.com/projectturkey2015 to see pictures of the results. You will see the smiles you put on the faces of all the families who lined up for hours in the cold waiting for a turkey.
Please visit https://www.crowdrise.com/project-turkey-2016 to donate.
We can also really use your help fundraising for this campaign. If you would like to create your own fundraising team, it’s very easy: just visit https://www.crowdrise.com/project-turkey-2016 and scroll down a bit and on the far right click FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. It will walk you through setting up your own team. You can also feel free to copy and paste this description and email it out to potential donors or post on social media to help raise money for your team.