Goodwin College Turkey Drive Raises $2,700, Over 80 Turkeys for Foodshare
Gary Craig from 96.5 TIC broadcast live from the Goodwin College campus from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Nov. 17 to support the fundraising efforts.
On Monday, Nov. 17, Goodwin College partnered with Foodshare to collect turkeys and money for hungry families this Thanksgiving.
Members of the College were joined by Foodshare’s CEO and President Gloria McAdam and WTIC’s Gary Craig on the cold, rainy morning to collect donations from the Goodwin community and generous East Hartford residents. In total, the turkey drive raised over 80 turkeys that will go to needy families on Thanksgiving, and $2,700 towards Foodshare.
In 2013, Foodshare distributed nearly 12 million meals worth of food to pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, and other programs, according to their website. That year Foodshare involved thousands of people to provide traditional Thanksgiving meals for 20,000 households in poverty, plus food for hungry neighbors year-round.
This was the second year that Goodwin College collected turkeys for Foodshare. Last year’s the College collected 22 turkeys for needy families.
Check out photos here.