12th Annual SF TURKEY DRIVE
On Saturday November 18 from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. at St Emydius Church
On Monday November 20 from 9:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. at San Francisco Zoo
On Saturday December 16 from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. at St Emydius Church
A GIFT OF FOOD IS A GIFT OF LIFE
A Holiday Neighborhood Initiative in collaboration with St. Emydius Church in the Ingleside District, and San Francisco Zoo
100% of Your Donations are going directly to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
My name is Pierre Smit and I started the SF Turkey Drive from my home on Merced Heights in San Francisco in 2012. Every year, for Thanksgiving and for Christmas, and in collaboration with St. Emydius Church, we have collected turkeys (actual or virtual) that we have brought to the St. Anthony's Dining Room in the Tenderloin. Starting in 2023, the SF Turkey Drive beneficiary is the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank and 100% of every donation will be delivered to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank whose mission is to end hunger in our own community. This year also, in addition to our 11-year collaboration with St. Emydius Church, we are welcoming our new collaboration with the San Francisco Zoo.
Click HERE for a KPIX CBS News Report (Nov 2022).
Click HERE for an ABC News Report (Nov 2021).
For the SF Turkey Drive at St. Emydius Church, click HERE for more details.
For the SF Turkey Drive at the San Francisco Zoo, click HERE for more details.
Patrick, Volunteer since 2013 (taped in 2020)
"I Like To Teach" by the McDonald family recorded in 2020 for the Thanksgiving Drive
Art, Donor since 2013 (recorded in 2020)
The collaboration between St. Anthony's and SF Turkey Drive at St. Emydius plays a very large role in our ability to meet the demand by donating more than 500 Turkeys and other much needed food each year.
Barry J Stenger, St Anthony's 2018 Exec. Director
As a member of this neighborhood, I support and have assisted the SF Turkey Drive in its efforts to feed those in need.
Hunger is a real issue in our city and our neighborhood. I hope everyone can assist Mr. Smit to reach those in need.
The SFTurkey Drive at St. Emydius Church has been conducted under the leadership of Mr. Pierre Smit, for several years. This has and will be our way of helping to feed those less fortunate. I personally have been a supporter of St. Anthony's for several years as this organization has helped so many individuals and families.
Picture: Faces at St. Anthony
Mailing Address Contact: Pierre Smit
SF Turkey Drive Email: SFPierre@aol.com
c/o St. Emydius Church Phone: 415-939-2410
286 Ashton Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112