Turkey Drive

Last year the drive was a huge success with over 3,800 turkeys collected,  sixteen tons of food, and over $13,000 in cash donations to purchase additional food. Last year we served over 2,300 families in the three days before Thanksgiving, thanks to the generosity of our community. The need is just as great this year, please help us feed local families this Thanksgiving!

If you can’t get away to shop for a food donation, please consider making a monetary donation if you are able. Donations may be made online through our secure online donation portal, Donate Now. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, and Virtual Checks (personal and business).

Turkey and Food Donation Sites

  • Dillons’ Marketplace – Central and Rock
  • Water Walk LLC : 515 S Main St.  On the West side of the building. 7:00 am-5:00pm

Needed Food Items:

(Click here for a printer friendly shopping list):

Turkey (frozen) Stuffing Mix
Pies (pumpkin, lemon, apple) Pie Shells (shelf stable non-refrigerated please)
Pie Fillings (pumpkin, lemon, apple) Canned Vegetables (corn, sweet potatoes, green beans, beans)
Canned Fruits (pears, peaches, pineapple, apricots) Fresh Fruit (apples and oranges)
Onions Instant Potatoes
Jell-O/Gelatin Cakes and Cake Mixes
Mini Marshmallows Peanut Butter
Macaroni and Cheese Canned Soups
Canned Fish (tuna, salmon, etc.)

Turkey Drive Partners

We would like to offer a huge THANK YOU to the following organizations for making this community-wide event possible. Your generosity and support is appreciated!

  • B98-FM / I Heart Radio (Event sponsor)
  • Dillons Food Stores (Site and truck sponsor)
  • Kansas Food Bank Warehouse (Storage sponsor)
  • USD 259, Wichita Public Schools (Site sponsor)
  • Cargill (Truck Sponsor)

Thanksgiving Turkey And Food Distribution

The turkeys and food collected from the event will be distributed to local families in need on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, November 20 from 8:30am – noon, and 1:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, November 21 from 8:30am – noon, and 1:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 22 from 8:30am – noon, and 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Distribution will occur at Open Door’s Community Food Ministry located at 2130 E 21st North.

What is required for assistance?

Your income must fall within the income guidelines listed under Monthly Income Guidelines below.

Verification of income if you have income.

Identification for all members of the household.

Proof of address (we do not serve homeless individuals at the Community Food Ministry)

If you have special circumstances such as large medical bills, it will be considered in making income requirements. Please call ahead to discuss, 316.267.4201.

If you have already been served by the Community Food Ministry for the month of November, you cannot return until December. We hope to have enough turkeys for families who come the first part of December.

Monthly Income Guidelines:

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