WMGK-FM’s John DeBella Turkey Drop Poised To Help More People Than Ever This Year
November 18, 2014
There are thousands of families and individuals in the tri-state area that need the help provided by 102.9 WMGK-FM’s 13th Annual John DeBella Turkey Drop more than ever this year. WMGK’s partner in the Turkey Drop, City Team Philadelphia, have seen a record number of sign-ups for holiday meal assistance this year. Once again, lines stretched
from inside City Team Philadelphia’s Chester headquarters, around the block and over the 7th Street bridge. A large percentage of families seeking City Team’s assistance are seeking assistance for the first time.
On Tuesday, November 25 from 6am to 9am, Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK’s morning host, John DeBella, will 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 event raised over 9,000 turkeys. The Turkey Drop benefits City Team Philadelphia, an organization that provides food and services to less fortunate individuals, families, shelters and food groups in the tri-state.
While DeBella is broadcasting from Love Park, members of the MGK on-air staff will be spread around the tri-state area accepting donations at seven Giant Food Store locations in Pennsylvania and at Cherry Hill Classic Jaguar in New Jersey from 6am to 9am.
The following will be accepted at all donation locations: frozen turkeys, “free turkey” coupons, cash donations, checks made out to City Team Philadelphia. No food other than turkeys can be accepted. Listeners can make a secure, tax deductible donation online by going to the station’s website, www.wmgk.com.
In addition to providing meals for those that come to their headquarters, City Team also provides turkeys/holiday meals for over 70 agencies and religious organizations. While the holidays are their busiest time, City Team’s services are needed year round. They serve three meals a day, 365 days a year. Last year they served over 83,849 meals to families and individuals in need.
Collection locations–Love Park, Giant Food Stores, Cherry Hill Jaguar
Live broadcast and collection location in Center City
1. Love Park – 16th and JFK Plaza, Philadelphia, PA 19102
All PA collection locations, other than the Love Park live broadcast location, will be in front of a Giant Food Store. Locations listed below.
2. 720 Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974
3. 550 E Lancaster Ave, Saint Davids, PA 19087
4. 2350 Susquehanna Road, Roslyn, PA 19001
5. 310 S Henderson Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
6. 1375 Boot Rd West Chester, PA 19380
7. 116 W. Township Line Rd, Havertown, PA 19083
8. 2721 Street Rd Bensalem, PA 19020
NJ Collection location .
9. Cherry Hill Classic Jaguar- 2000 Rt 70, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003