Wake Forest Police Department Turkey Drive Off to a Slow Start

The Wake Forest Police Department’s annual Turkey Drive got underway in September, but donations are way down compared to previous years.

“So far donations have been sparse,” said turkey drive organizer Officer M.W. Sattler. “Now that we’re (in) to November, we’re hoping they will begin to pick up.”

The police department is accepting monetary donations through Saturday, November 19. Cash and checks are accepted and will be used to purchase additional turkeys. Checks should be written to the Wake Forest Police Department.

Donations of frozen turkeys may be dropped off at the Wake Forest Police Department, 225 S. Taylor St., on Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m. until noon.

The police department will distribute the turkeys while they last on Monday, November 21, from 9-11 a.m., at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave.

Anyone wishing to contribute to this year’s Turkey Drive should contact Officer Sattler at 919-795-7270.

Officer Sattler organized the police department’s first Turkey Drive in 2007. Since then, the department has distributed nearly 5,000 turkeys to needy families in our area, including over 800 turkeys last year.

— November 2016