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Turkey Distribution

This holiday season, you can help put food on the table for those in need throughout the Greater Philadelphia area by supporting the 49th Alumni Turkey Project. 

In 2021, the University’s longest-running alumni tradition provided a record-breaking number of holiday meals, complete with turkey and sides. The impact of the Turkey Project is a direct result of Drexel Alumni’s generous network of donors, volunteers and 50+ partner organizations.  

As the need for support remains, learn how you can rally with the Drexel community to make a difference during the holidays:  

Support the Turkey Project

The Alumni Turkey Project is made possible by members of the Drexel community who generously support the University’s work to fight hunger and food insecurity. Many Philadelphians do not have the resources for a holiday meal, and every gift of $35 provides a turkey dinner (complete with sides). Make your gift today!

Make a meal possible


Sharing Excess Food Packing Day
Dec. 10 

Organize and pack holiday sides at Sharing Excess for distribution to those in need throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. The goal is to pack 2,000 bags. Founded at Drexel by Evan Ehlers ’19, Sharing Excess is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that bridges the gap between food excess and scarcity by rescuing and redistributing more than 120,000 lbs. of food every week. 


Distribution Day
Dec. 17

Head to campus and hand out frozen turkeys to community organizations from the Greater Philadelphia area. This is your chance to see the firsthand impact of your generosity and spend a memorable day with fellow Dragons! 



Mutual Aid: Empowering Communities in Times of Crisis
Dec. 6; Virtual

In the wake of a global pandemic and increasing climate disasters, many are faced with economic hardships that make it challenging to access necessities like food. Join us for an in-depth discussion on the role of mutual aid organizations and how they bring communities together to fill resource gaps and promote widespread well-being.



Tag @DrexelAlumni and use #DrexelTurkeyProject to encourage your family, friends and fellow Dragons to get involved and make a difference.

What Is the Alumni Turkey Project?

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. Now in its 49th year, the Alumni Turkey Project has distributed more than 22,000 holiday meals, and you can help to expand its impact.

The Impact of the Drexel Community

Every gift to the Alumni Turkey Project is used to create a holiday meal for those experiencing hunger, food insecurity, or hardship. Turkey dinners, made possible by donors, are given to community organizations, families and individuals in need. Non-perishable sides are also made available to Drexel students through the student food pantry. Drexel partners include the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services, Mario’s Market (Drexel’s student food pantry) and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.