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Turkey Distribution

The 49th Alumni Turkey Project was a record-breaking success! The Drexel community rallied together and raised more than $100,000 to provide 2,500+ holiday meals, complete with turkey and sides, for those without access.

Dragons gathered to pack non-perishable side dishes that were delivered by Drexel partner, Sharing Excess. On Distribution Day, volunteers met on Market Street to hand out turkeys to community partners on campus. Many also attended a virtual panel discussion on the power of mutual aid organizations and how Dragons can make a difference in their local communities.

Thank you to the 1,000+ donors, 100+ volunteers, 50+ community partners and other members of the Drexel community who made all of this possible! Stay tuned for meaningful ways to get involved in the 50th anniversary of the Alumni Turkey Project in 2023.


To learn more about how you can address hunger and food insecurity, download the resource guide. 



See your impact in action and check out photos from Turkey Project volunteer events! 

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

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The Alumni Turkey Project is Drexel’s longest-running alumni tradition. Made possible by generous donors and volunteers, holiday meals are provided to those who live throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. The Alumni Turkey Project has distributed more than 22,000 holiday meals. Drexel partners include Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services, St. Christopher's Center for the Urban Child and Drexel’s student food pantry, Mario’s Market.