HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to give back. The City Wide Club is asking Houstonians to help out by donating a frozen turkey Monday to the George R. Brown Convention Center.
The turkey drive started around 7 a.m. before the club’s Super Feast.
The organizers who put on Super Feast told us they’ll serve about 20,000 people on Thanksgiving, but they still need turkeys.
They ask for frozen turkeys, as well as canned ones.
The organization told us last week it was short about 8,000 turkeys, and so far Houstonians have stepped up, but the City Wide Club says it still needs more than 1,000 turkeys to reach its objective.
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That’s where you come in. Frozen turkeys can be dropped off Monday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
According to event organizers, inflation, turkey shortages and food insecurity are making things difficult for many families this year.
“The task of feeding, you know tens of thousands of people and knowing that there’s a shortage of turkeys, knowing that food is getting more and more expensive, knowing that people still have to go out and volunteer, it’s “It’s always an nerve-wracking event. The one thing we didn’t want to do was cut this event down,” said City Wide Club’s Nicole Lopez.
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