Hundreds of Turkeys, Thanksgiving Meals Donated to Community at 17th Annual Turkey Contest


SAN ANTONIO – Community members lined the streets for the 17th annual turkey giveaway in the city’s east end on Saturday.

Dozens of volunteers helped distribute the turkeys on Martin Luther King Drive to families who may not be able to afford a Thanksgiving meal.

Many cars lined up for hours for their free turkey.

“Obviously I’m on the front line and ready to get this turkey, put it in the fridge and get ready to cook it,” Leonard Fuller said.

Other people had their eye on an extra special treat, namely two free Spurs tickets for each car.

“I was quite interested in the Spurs tickets and the turkey, now it will help anytime,” said Francis Bell.

With inflation soaring, many people found themselves grateful for the giveaway event.

“It’s great to see what they’re doing for the community, and right now with everyone struggling with the economy because it’s been really, really tough. So it’s good to see everyone give back to the community,” Tanyell Waiters said.

Reverend James Robinson has been organizing this giveaway at KCHL radio station for years. He takes after his mother, who fed the homeless.

Robinson said Saturday’s gift is to continue his legacy.

“It doesn’t matter what side of town you are from, it doesn’t matter what color you are from. She was a blessing to the community and I’m just trying to fulfill her dream,” Reverend Robinson said.

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