16 WAPT’s 9th annual Turkey Drive 16 returns on Thursday, November 19 with expanded donation options to address the increased local need brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Drop-off locations this year include Kroger grocery stores in Clinton, Madison (both locations), Brandon (both locations), Byram, and I-55 in Jackson. Turkeys will be collected on location from 6am to 7pm. Donations can also be made at Kroger check-outs by scanning a Turkey Drive 16 donation card or by making a “virtual turkey donation” online at WAPT.com.
All donations received benefit the Mississippi Food Network, who oversees distribution of food to local families in need.
“Every year, our viewers set a new precedent for generosity with record-breaking donations,” says Mike Neelly, President and General Manager of 16 WAPT. “This year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, that generosity is needed more than ever, and we encourage everyone to give whatever they can.”
If donating in person, shoppers are encouraged to follow MSDH guidelines by wearing a mask, frequently washing hands, and maintaining social distancing.
Turkey Drive 16 results can be tracked on 16 WAPT, on WAPT.com, and on the 16 WAPT news app.