Care and Share, SRM team up for 10,000 turkey drive

Care and Share Food Bank and Springs Rescue Mission have launched a joint region-wide community turkey drive for the 2012 holiday season.

The goal is to receive more than 10,000 turkeys, representing protein for an estimated 300,000 meals, at events during Nov. 10-16.

“It is only through collaborated efforts of similarly missioned nonprofits that we can accomplish such aggressive goals,” said Lynne Telford, CEO for Care and Share Food Bank. “By combining our efforts with Springs Rescue Mission to meet the needs of our hungry neighbors we hope to provide more turkeys, the Thanksgiving centerpiece, this holiday season.”

The week kicks off with the “Gobble Gobble Turkey Wobble” at America the Beautiful Park on Nov. 10. The noon to 2 p.m. event invites community members and groups to be a part of setting world records in three fun and family friend activities including participating in the longest single line of dangers, the most people simultaneously doing the Twist and the largest gathering of humans dressed as turkeys. Participants are encouraged to ask others to sponsor them for the records with frozen turkeys or money to buy turkeys. Go to www.mysrm.org/wobble for information.

Several turkey raising events will be scheduled in the future. Starting Nov. 12, any frozen turkey can be dropped off at any Panera Bread location in the Springs.

The 10,000 Turkey Team drive culminates Nov. 16 with the annual KLIte 106.3 “Take a Turkey to Work Day.” The event encourages people to bring turkeys to work to drop off at locations around the city.