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 on either Sunday, November 14th or Sunday, November 21st. 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 22nd 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’ 12th Annual Turkey Drive in partnership with KSEE24 News. On Tuesday, November 23rd, 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. 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 24th 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
Catholic Charities will be collecting turkeys and monetary donations prior to the distribution at Catholic Charities at 825 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Our goal is to feed 450 families through this effort.

Knights of Columbus at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church are collecting food donations. They are collecting food (Turkeys and dry goods) after masses Sat. Nov 20- Sun. Nov 21. The Ladies Ministry Fellowship at the same parish are helping Knights of Columbus sort and pack food at Catholic Charities on Monday, Nov 22.

Carniceria La Carreta is also doing a Turkey Drive. For every turkey donated, they will match the donation with another turkey. They are advertising on KUZZ 107.9 Radio. The radio Station is planning on attending and airing live with large promotional balloon on day of collection, Friday, Nov. 19 from 10 am-1 pm.

We will be distributing these holiday meal boxes at Catholic Charities on Tuesday, November 23rd located at 825 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 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.