DeBella Turkey Drop
February 7, 2013
Thousands of families in the tri-state were able to enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving again this year, thanks to help provided by 102.9 MGK’s 11th Annual John DeBella Turkey Drop. WMGK’s partner in the Turkey Drop, City Team Philadelphia, saw a record number of 15 % more sign-ups for holiday meal assistance this year. The organization provides food and services to less fortunate individuals, families, shelters and food groups in the tri-state.
For the second year in a row, lines stretched from inside City Team Ministries’ Chester headquarters, around the block and over the 7th Street bridge.
On Tuesday November 20th from 6am to 9am, Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK’s morning host, John DeBella, broadcast live and accept monetary and turkey donations during this year’s Turkey Drop at Love Park (16th & JFK).
The John DeBella Turkey Drop is the largest, one day food gathering event in Philadelphia. Last year’s Turkey Drop raised over 10,000 turkeys.
50% of the families seeking their assistance this year are people who are seeking assistance for the first times in their lifetime. City Team staff members have been humbled by the embarrassment that many of those seeking their help have expressed. Those in need want to be able to provide for themselves but due to certain circumstances have no one else to turn to other than City Team.
In addition to Love Park, members of the WMGK-FM on-air staff accepted donations throughout the tri-state area. This includes seven Giant Food Store locations in Pennsylvania and three Panera Bread locations in New Jersey.