Take a Turkey to Work Day returns to Southern Colorado this Friday!

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Eat Eat Alert! Local non-profit organization Care and Share needs your help to bring turkeys to families this Thanksgiving.

Data from 2019 showed that 1 in 9 people in southern Colorado are food insecure — and with the prices of many commodities having risen significantly in the three years since, even more people may be finding their wallets stretched. That’s why Care and Share is calling on other Southern Coloradons to help get food on their neighbors’ tables. November 18th is the annual Take a Turkey to Work Day, Care and Share’s big push to bring turkeys to families who need a little extra help.

“Our goal this year is to get 10,000 turkeys to distribute to neighbors in southern Colorado. Last year we hit just over 9,000 turkeys, which is quite an amazing impact, and this year we’ll hit our goal of 10,000,” said Nate Springer, President and CEO of Care and Share.

Despite the name, taking a turkey to the office on Friday is just one way to get involved. You can also donate online by clicking here, or drop off your turkeys at designated drop-off locations throughout Colorado Springs and Pueblo between 6am and 6pm on the 18th. These locations are as follows:

9225 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs (King Soopers)

7915 Constitution Avenue, Colorado Springs (King Soopers)

6030 Stetson Hills Blvd, Colorado Springs (King Soopers)

3250 Centennial Blvd., Colorado Springs (King Soopers)

102 W. 29th St., Pueblo (King Soopers)

3050 W. Northern Ave., Pueblo (King Soopers)

2605 Preamble Point, Colorado Springs (Care and Share Distribution Center)

100 Greenhorn Drive, Pueblo (Care and Share Distribution Center)

“Think of 10,000 turkeys and the impact they’re having on the people of southern Colorado,” Springer said. “Let me tell you, with inflation picking up and food prices going up about 12 percent, turkeys have gotten a lot more expensive. It costs about $25 to get a big turkey for our neighbors, so we really want to give people as many turkeys as possible so they can celebrate Thanksgiving and just have a great vacation.

“…Think of all the great celebrations you’ve had in your life and we have so many more needy neighbors this year than we did last year because of inflation so it’s just an important time to buy a turkey.” donate someone lives better with the holidays.”

Click here for more information on Take a Turkey to Work Day.