A Turkey and Thirty

2012 T30 Ali & Scot Haney Turkey Trot


While we naturally think of providing turkeys at Thanksgiving so those in need may enjoy a traditional holiday meal, the truth is that many working-poor families need help keeping food on the table throughout the year. As always, your turkey donation will provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal for those who are struggling. An additional gift of $30 will go beyond the basic need, ensuring Foodshare is able to continue connecting local residents with the resources they need today to become more independent tomorrow. Through efforts like SNAP Outreach, Hunger 101 and community-based Hunger Action Teams we are working to build stronger communities that are capable of ending hunger for good.

For stories, pictures and more on this year’s events, check out our President’s Blog.


Thanks to the generosity of individuals, groups and local businesses, this year we provided over 20,000 families with a traditional Thanksgiving meal! But there are still plenty of opportunities to take action and ensure our work continues the rest of the year:

  • Join our turkey club, and help us get a head start on Thanksgiving next year!
  • Share your stories with us so that we can celebrate your accomplishments and show others how they can help!
  • Become a volunteer! We need volunteers year-round to help with our ongoing work to end hunger.
  • Visit Foodshare...we are always happy to meet our supporters in person and we'll even offer you a tour!



Our 2013 major donors, event sponsors and all of our Turkey Challenge participants:

  Event Totals:   

NBC Connecticut 'Joy of Sharing' Drive

530 turkeys and $3,688

Turkey Tuesday

1,471 turkeys and $30,186

HOG "Freedom from Hunger" Ride

1,030 turkeys and $4,239


Jack Bannan Memorial Turkey Trot

2,097 turkeys and $22,637

Glastonbury Town Drive

458 turkeys and $7,525

WDRC-FM 14-hour Drive

290 turkeys and $5,270

West Hartford Town Drive

113 turkeys and $5,554

Wethersfield Town Drive

365 turkeys and $6,475

Hartford West End Town Drive

94 turkeys and $2,866

State Office Building Drive

109 turkeys and $3,194

  Major Donations:    

Lincoln Financial - $30,000

Bank of America - $20,000

Stop & Shop - 1,000 turkeys

BioSafe Systems - 1,000 turkeys

BJ's Charitable Foundation - $10,000

Billy Grant Restaurant Group - 742 turkeys

Henkel Corporation - 114 turkeys and $5,016

Kaman - $5,000

ProHealth Physicians - $5,000

C&S Wholesale - 336 turkeys

Macca Plumbing - 475 turkeys

Commission of DPM - 91 turkeys and $2,505

Wakefern Food Corp - 240 turkeys

Hoffman Auto Group - 200 turkeys

LAZ Parking - 200 turkeys

American Eagle Federal Credit Union - $2,500

Butler, Norris and Gold - $2,500

CohnReznick LLP - $2,500

Cox Media - $2,500

USA Hauling - 178 turkeys

Cusson Automotive - $2,000

FM Facility Maintenance - 100 turkeys

Jacobs Manufacturing - 100 turkeys

Konica Minolta - 100 turkeys

Sysco - 100 turkeys

New Britain Rock Cats - 75 turkeys

CT State Police Union - $1,000

Hartford Police Union - $800

  Additional Turkey Challenge Participants:  

3-D Bail Bonds Inc.

Aiello Home Services

Alstom Power, Inc.

Asia Grocers

Assurance Power Systems

Asylum Hill Congregational Church

Aurora Senior Living

Back East Brewing

Beth El Temple

Bloomfield Fire Department

Bristol Young Professionals

Cornucopia Crew

Corpus Christi Church

Delta Industries

Diggs Construction, LLC - Gobble Getters

Farmington Bank Feastmakers

Farmington Rotary Club


Fiduciary Investment Advisors

Fitness Revolution Vernon

Friends of Cheshire CFPA

Fuss & O'Neill

Gilead Church Youth Group

Goodwin College

Greater Hartford BNI Chapter

Harford Police Union

HCC Global

Hebrew Health Care


The Hokie Pokies

ICC Turkey Drive

ING U.S. Windsor

Jacob's Vehicle Systems

Judy & David's Turkey Collection

Kematics Corp.

Konica Minolta

LeGere Woodworking

LEGO Systems, Inc.

McCarter & English

Meadowview Condo Association

New Britain Rock Cats

Origin Healthcare Solutions

Penetcost International Worship Center

People's United Insurance Agency

Phonon Corp.

ProHealth Physicians

The SLAM Collaborative

TIG-HITCO Aero Structures Group


Standard Builders, Newington

St. George's Episcopal Church

St. Joseph Church

St. Mary Church WIndsor Locks

St. Thomas the Apostle Church

SWindsor Gobble Gatherers

Team Aetna

Team McCarter

Temple Beth El

UHG Rocky Hill Giblets

University of Hartford

University of St. Joseph Nutrition Club

Valassis Windsor

Value Options

Wapping Community Church

West Side Market

Wethersfield Ambulance Rafters

White Meat

Windsor Food & Fuel

Wolcott Elementary Turkey Team

Wood Group Pratt & Whitney