16 WAPT Expands Annual Turkey Drive Efforts
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.