November 16, 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 9th 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. Food assistance in the Delaware valley has increased over 22% over the past year and more than 80% of agencies saw an increase in new clients.

In addition to Love Park, members of the MGK on-air staff will be spread around the tri-state area accepting donations at 8 Genuardi’s supermarket locations from 6a – 10a. This year, the station has added, new, larger collection locations in Kennett Square, King of Prussia and Langhorne, PA. All locations will be manned by MGK & CityTeam staffers.

“When you don’t have enough money you are forced to make tough choices like whether to pay your rent, pay your heating bill or buy food. The aim of the Turkey Drop is to give the less fortunate in our community at least one day where they don’t have to make that tough choice,” said DeBella.

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 Genuardi’s locations

1. Kennett Square – 830 E. Baltimore Pike K Square, PA 19438 – Debbi Calton
2. West Chester –1375 Booth Rd West Chester, PA 19380 – Andre Gardner
3. Marlton –Willow Ridge Plaza, 710 Route 73 S Marlton, NJ 08053 – Ray Koob
4. Roslyn –2350 Susquehanna Rd, Roslyn, PA 19001 – Tony Harris
5. Langhorne - 168 North Flowers Mill Road, Langhorne PA 19047 – Monica Lucas
6. Bryn Mawr –550 E Lancaster AVe, St David’s PA 19087 – T Morgan
7. Cherry Hill –1632 Kings Hwy, N; Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 – Kathy Wagner
8. King of Prussia – 310 S Henderson Rd King of Prussia, PA 19406 – Scott Carr
9. LOVE PARK – 16th and JFK Plaza Philadelphia, PA 19103 – John DeBella

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