Turkey Drive

Turkey Drive

All three of our sites in Merced, Fresno and Bakersfield will be holding a Turkey Drive this year to serve families in the greatest of need this holiday season. But we can’t do it without your help. For more information or if you’d like to volunteer at any of the events below, please call (559) 237-0851.

Merced
Please consider donating a Thanksgiving dinner for a local family with the items listed below and deliver it to Catholic Charities Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 336 W. Main Street, Merced, CA 95340 or bring it to St. Patrick’s mass outside OLM School on either Sunday, November 15th or Sunday, November 22nd. Our truck will be at mass from 9:30 a.m. a.m. to 2 p.m. We are asking that you please donate a full Thanksgiving dinner to a family in need including a Turkey or Ham, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Instant Stuffing, Elbow Macaroni, Spaghetti Sauce, Mac & Cheese, Canned Green Beans, Canned Corn, Canned Sweat Peas, and Canned Sliced Pears. We are also accepting cash or check donations. Our goal is to feed 500 families through this effort!

We will be distributing these holiday meal boxes at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Monday, November 23rd located at 519 W 12th St, Merced, CA 95341 beginning at 8 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. This will be a drive-thru distribution and we ask that everyone remain in their cars. Click here to download a flyer with more information.

Fresno
Join us for Catholic Charities’ 11th Annual Turkey Drive in partnership with KSEE24 News. On Tuesday, November 24th, we’ll be calling on the community to help feed hungry families this holiday season with a Thanksgiving meal. From 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., we will be ready to come to your car to take your turkey donation as you drive through the KSEE parking lot located at 5035 E Mckinley Ave, Fresno, CA 93727. For the health and safety of everyone involved, our team will be wearing masks and other protective equipment and we ask that you please remain in your car and wear a mask as well when possible. We will be respecting all social distancing measures. We are also looking for monetary donations that are necessary to make this effort a success. Our goal is to raise at least $50,000 to help purchase the needed supplies for the holiday meal boxes that will be given to those less fortunate along with a Thanksgiving turkey. If you don’t feel comfortable donating a turkey in person, please text GIVE to (559) 206-6538 or click here to give online. We hope to feed 2,000 families through this effort.

We will be distributing these holiday meal boxes as Catholic Charities on Wednesday, November 25th located at 149 N. Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93701 beginning at 8 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. This will NOT be a drive-thru distribution. Click here to download a flyer with more information.

Bakersfield
On Saturday, November 21st from 10 a.m. to 1 pm., Catholic Charities and KUZZ will be collecting turkeys and monetary donations at Carniceria La Carreta at 3015 Calloway Drive to help feed hungry families this Thanksgiving. Donations can also be dropped off at Catholic Charities at 809 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Our goal is to feed 250 families through this effort.

We will be distributing these holiday meal boxes at Catholic Charities on Tuesday, November 24th located at 809 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 beginning at 8 a.m. to pre-registered families. This will be a drive-thru distribution and we ask that everyone remain in their cars. Families can register for a Thanksgiving meal box from November 2nd through November 18th at Catholic Charities and are required to bring in the following items: valid picture ID, proof of income and proof of address.