Operation Turkey Doesn't Want Your Turkey- I Guarantee It

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executives

Operation Turkey in Prince William County is a joint community program of ACTS,Inc and SERVE. 

  • They do not deliver turkeys to the 2,100 needy families they will assist this year
  • Gift certificates towards the purchase of a turkey are given to the needy families

Food banks are reluctant to accept donations of perishable food items such as a turkey from individuals.  I am certain you can understand the potential risk this would impose in case there was tampering and spoiled food. Operation Turkey will accept specific non-perishable food items from individuals and they most certainly welcome cash contributions.

We have been involved in collecting and delivering food items for ACTS for many years through our church, BSA and Rotary International. As a matter of fact, I'll be distributing Operation Turkey packages on Monday 11/24.  My husband and I know whereof we speak.

If you buy a turkey for Operation Turkey you would be smart to have plans for it beside delivering it to Operation Turkey in Prince William County.  I have included a link to Prince William County Operation Turkey that clearly spells out what they will accept - turkeys are not on the list!!!!  In the lower left hand corner of the flyer it tells the public gift certificates are given.

Before you decide to do a good deed for Thanksgiving take a few minutes, pick up the telephone and call your local organization that feeds the needy to be sure you don't wind up owning an extra turkey. 

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Joan Whitebook
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Oh my -- it looks like some turkeys may be pardoned!  I am giving to a food bank and they will make sure everyone has a turkey.

Nov 22, 2008 11:58 AM #1
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Brenda Carus
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Great reminder to think before donating. 

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Karen Kruschka
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Joan  The turkeys are not pardoned - the needy receive a gift certificate to purchase a turkey

Nov 23, 2008 05:50 AM #3
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Brenda  You are right - a recent post on AR mentioned the writer had delivered  a turkey to the food bank where I volunteer - that was absolutely incorrect.  The food bank in Woodbridge does not accept perishable items.  People giving out wrong information can be misleading to others who believe it.  The post in question has been modified, but the wrong information is already out there.  Karen

Nov 23, 2008 05:58 AM #4
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Cindy Jones
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Karen-congratulations to you and Art for your support of ACTS in PW County.  Unfortunately you misinterpreted my original post.  The food I purchased did not go to ACTS but to another organization and my church which also has an "operation turkey."  The church does accept turkey's because we do a direction donation to a family we have adopted.  You are correct it is always right to check with the local organization where you plan to donate to make sure that the items you want to bring are acceptable to them.

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Cindy,  Thank you for the clarification - I was just responding to your original post,  Karen

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