WMGK’s Turkey Drop To Help The Poorest Large City In The Nation, Philadelphia

November 4, 2010

On Tuesday November 23 from 6am to 9am, Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK’s morning host, John DeBella, will broadcast live and accept monetary and turkey donations during his 8th Annual John DeBella Turkey Drop. The John DeBella Turkey Drop is the largest, one day food gathering event in Philadelphia. This and every year, the Turkey Drop benefits CityTeam Ministries Philadelphia, an organization that provides food and services to less fortunate individuals, families, shelters and food groups in the tri-state. CityTeam needs the help of MGK listeners more than ever this year. Philadelphia is now the poorest, Top 10 city in the nation.

“Many of our listeners may not know it but 1 in 4 Philadelphians live below the poverty line. 7 of 10 children in Philadelphia live below the poverty line. That is double the national rate. There’s not a lot of hope in these people’s daily lives and they live in our community. One of the aims of the Turkey Drop is to give struggling families in our area more than just a meal, but to give them something to celebrate, to give them hope,” said DeBella.

In addition to Love Park, members of the MGK on-air staff will be spread around the tri-state area accepting donations at 6 Genuardi’s supermarket locations from 6a – 10a.

The following will be accepted at all donation locations: frozen turkeys, “free turkey” coupons from any super market chain, cash donations, checks made out to CityTeam Ministries. No food other than turkeys will be accepted. Interested listeners can make a monetary donation online by going to the station’s website, www.wmgk.com.

John DeBella Turkey Drop – MGK Staff member locations

1. John DeBella – Love Park, 16th St and JFK Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19103

2. TBD – Genuardi’s on 830 E. Baltimore Pike Kennett Square, PA 19438

3. TBD – Genuardi’s on 1375 Boot Rd West Chester, PA 19380

4. TBD – Genuardi’s on 710 Route 73 S Marlton, NJ 08053

5. TBD - Genuardi’s on 550 E Lancaster Ave, St Davids PA 19087

6. TBD – Genuardi’s on 1632 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

7. TBD – Genuardi’s on 2350 Susquehanna Rd, Roslyn, PA 19001

For more information, please contact Dan Fein, Promotion Director WMGK, at 610-617-4866