47th Annual Alumni Turkey Project
As households across the country prepare for a holiday season unlike any other, many families are unable to afford one of the most cherished celebrations – a delicious holiday meal.
The 47th Alumni Turkey Project rallies the Drexel community together to provide more than 2,000 holiday meals — turkey and many of the trimmings — to families in the Philadelphia area and beyond.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Make a holiday meal possible for a family who couldn’t otherwise afford it by supporting the Alumni Turkey Project. Every gift of $25 provides a turkey and sides. With your help, we can distribute more than 2,000 meals to families in the Philadelphia area and beyond this holiday season.
Give a holiday meal
Attend Addressing Hunger and Food Insecurity in Our Communities on December 17. Hunger and food insecurity are challenges that stretch far beyond the holiday season. Panelists from organizations that tackle these issues will discuss barriers and solutions, the impact of COVID-19 and how you can take action. This virtual panel will be moderated by the Center for Hunger-Free Communities.
Spread the word on social media! Tag @DrexelAlumni and use #DrexelAlumniTurkeyProject to encourage your family, friends and fellow Dragons to get involved and make a difference.
HOW DOES THIS YEAR LOOK DIFFERENT?
To ensure the safety of the Drexel community members and organizations, alumni volunteers will unfortunately not participate in the in-person distribution of turkeys on December 17. A limited number of Drexel staff members will be onsite. All participants, community organizations included, will be required to wear proper PPE and follow safety guidelines.
Canned goods and non-perishable items will be distributed to community partners by Sharing Excess. Founded by Evan Ehlers ’19, his nonprofit connects colleges and communities to reduce food waste and combat hunger.
What is the Alumni Turkey Project?
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.