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Wichita schools collect 3,000 turkeys in food drive

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at 12:04 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at 5:16 p.m.

Wichita public schools collected 3,000 turkeys and more than $11,000 in donations during last week’s United Methodist Open Door turkey drive, district officials said.

Schools also collected more than 6,100 canned goods and other side items. It was the district’s seventh year participating in the drive.

“Our students again stepped up to help others in the community,” superintendent John Allison said in a district news release. “We are proud of their dedication.”

Through the annual turkey drive, hosted by B98-FM, United Methodist Open Door helps supply Thanksgiving turkeys and other food for needy families. Food will be distributed Monday through Wednesday this week, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m., at Open Door’s Community Food Ministry, 1611 N. Mosley.

People or families requesting food must fall within income guidelines and show identification and income verification. For more information, call 316-267-4201.

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