7th Annual Kent Turkey Challenge
Thanksgiving is a time to share with friends and family, enjoying roasted turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, baked apple or pumpkin pie, all by a roaring fire. Not everyone can afford a Thanksgiving feast, and many families struggle during the holidays.
To help families have a good holiday, Bowen Scarff Ford Lincoln is participating in the Annual Kent Turkey Challenge. The goal for 2017 is to raise $25,000 and 10,000 pounds of food.
We want to give back to our community during Thanksgiving, and you can help us! Here are a few ways we are helping make donating to the Kent Food Bank easy:
Buy a Paper Turkey!
These paper turkeys are available at our dealership for $10! Sign your name, or a friend’s name, and have your turkey hung in our showroom. 100% of the proceeds go directly to helping the Kent Food Bank pay for fresh Thanksgiving foods like turkeys and chickens!
Donate Canned Goods!
Nonperishable or canned goods are easy to donate, and Bowen Scarff makes it even easier by having a decorated donation box available. We want to fill this box as many times as we can, so please bring your nonperishable food items to us! The Kent Food Bank requests these foods: pumpkin pie mix, corn, green beans, instant mashed potatoes, cranberries, yams, and marshmallows!
Coloring Contest for Kids!
Calling all children 13 years or younger who love to color! The Turkey Challenge is sponsoring a coloring contest, and you can get your print right here at Bowen Scarff.
The Challenge ends November 15th, so bring your canned goods and donations directly to Bowen Scarff Ford Lincoln!
About The Challenge
For those new to the Turkey Challenge, this is a friendly competition between local businesses, all working towards collecting monetary and nonperishable food donations for the Kent Food Bank. Unfortunately in 2011 the food bank lost vital funding, which would have negatively impacted their ability to feed families during Thanksgiving. To minimize the impact on the Kent community, Torklift Central rallied the community and created the Annual Kent Turkey Challenge. Now in its 7th year, local participation has grown: over 33,560 pounds of food and $111,976 dollars has been donated to date!
Here are a few places to learn more about the Turkey Challenge and progress on how the fundraising efforts are going:
The Kent Chamber and Downtown Partnerships Newsletter
The Kent Reporter has weekly updates of the top five Challenge leaders
Follow the Torklift Central blog and check our progress on the leader board
About The Kent Food Bank
The Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services has been a pillar of the Kent community since 1970. Originally intended as a temporary agency to assist during a rough economic recession, the food bank never closed its doors. Thousands upon thousands of our neighbors are helped by the Kent Food Bank in the form of food, clothing, and shelter whenever they need it. As a community center and nonprofit the Kent Food Bank relies on your donations to continue operating, so any donation amount helps!