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.