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Turkey Project 2021

In support of the 48th Alumni Turkey Project, Dragons came together in a big way and raised more than $91,000 to provide 2500+ holiday meals, complete with turkey and sides, for those without access.
After serving the Philadelphia area for nearly half a century, the Turkey Project expanded its reach and also provided meals in Texas and California.

Dragons participated in volunteer opportunities to pack side dishes that were distributed by Drexel partner Sharing Excess, hand out turkeys on campus and help regional organizations. Many also attended a virtual panel on hunger and food insecurity among college students.

Thank you to the 1000+ donors, 100+ volunteers, 50+ community partners and other members of the Drexel community who made all of this possible!


To learn more about how you can address hunger and food insecurity, download the Drexel Alumni 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, holiday meals are provided to families and individuals within the greater Philadelphia area. This year, the Turkey Project expanded its support to help communities in Texas and California. 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.


After serving the Philadelphia area for nearly half a century, the Turkey Project expanded its reach to also provide support in Southern California and Northern Texas areas – communities where Dragons live and work. Drexel partnered with Family Assistance Ministries and the North Texas Food Bank to distribute holiday meals in addition to hosting volunteer opportunities.