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Police Department Turkey Drive Drop-Off is Saturday

Town of Wake Forest News

The Wake Forest Police Department will accept frozen turkey donations this Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.-noon, as part of its 11th Annual Turkey Drive. Police officers will be available at the Police Department Main Station, 225 S. Taylor St., throughout the morning to thank donors and unload the turkeys.

The three-hour drop-off event will allow the Police Department to effectively coordinate the storage of the donated turkeys.

Officers will also accept monetary donations and gift cards throughout the event, which will be used to purchase additional turkeys. Checks should be written to the Wake Forest Police Department.

Online donations are also being accepted via PayPal at

To date, the department has received enough donations to purchase approximately 580 turkeys.

The Police Department will distribute the turkeys to disadvantaged families while they last on Monday, Nov. 20, from 9-11 a.m., at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. There is a limit of one free turkey per family.

For more information about this year’s Turkey Drive, contact Detective Michael Sattler at 919-795-7270 or

Detective Sattler organized the police department’s first Turkey Drive in 2007. Since then, the department has distributed nearly 6,000 turkeys to needy families in our area, including over 800 turkeys last year.

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