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Turkey Project 2020

47th Annual Alumni Turkey Project

Thanks to the strength and generosity of the Drexel community during these difficult times, the 47th Alumni Turkey Project was a record-breaking success.   

Together, we raised more than $90,000 to provide holiday meals to families served by more than 50 Drexel community partners! This includes more than 2,400 turkeys and nearly 14,000 non-perishable food items distributed by Evan Ehlers ’19 and his team at Sharing Excess. 

To further address the pervasive challenges of hunger and food insecurity, Drexel Alumni held a virtual panel discussion with speakers from organizations that tackle these issues. Attendees left with a greater knowledge of barriers and solutions, the impact of COVID-19 and tangible ways to take action. 

To learn more about how you can address hunger and food insecurity in your community and beyond, download the Drexel Alumni resource guide. 



See your impact in action and check out photos from Distribution Day! 

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Read more about the impact of the Alumni Turkey Project in DrexelNow. 

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Celebrating its 47th year, the Alumni Turkey Project is Drexel’s longest-running alumni tradition. Made possible by generous donors, all proceeds to the Alumni Turkey Project are used to provide holiday meals to community organizations and families within the greater Philadelphia area and beyond. This includes those connected to Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services, St. Christopher's Center for the Urban Child and Mario’s Market, the Drexel student food pantry.