Franciscan Center helping hundreds for annual Turkey Tuesday giveaway

Holiday News

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Fort Wayne nonprofit hosted their annual turkey giveaway just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

For the 22nd time, the Franciscan Center gave away thousands of turkeys to families in need. Executive Director Tony Ley estimated between 800-1,000 turkeys will be handed out Tuesday.

“We’re very grateful for everybody out there that donated those turkeys, either in-kind or financially,” said Ley. “You guys are the ones that put this on every year and kind of facilitated through this building.”

Dozens of volunteers from around the community, including students at Lakewood Park Christian School and St. Charles Catholic School, helped with the turkey distribution Tuesday morning.

Ahead of today’s event, the Franciscan Center is asking for $14 donations, which covers the cost of a turkey for a client. Those who are able can donate online, through mail or drop off a check at one of three locations:

The Franciscan Center main office: 1015 E Maple Grove Ave.

The Franciscan Center Family Thrift North Store: 925 E Coliseum Blvd

The Franciscan Center Family Thrift Southwest Store: 6145 W. Jefferson Blvd. in the Jefferson Crossing Shopping Center

Watch below to see how Tuesday’s turkey giveaway impacted a pair of local residents.

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