The Berkeley Police Association is seeking community donations and support to once again host our annual “Turkey Basket” event for Thanksgiving. The purpose of the event is to provide complete Thanksgiving meals to families in need throughout Berkeley. These families are identified by various organizations that assist the underserved members of our community.
The meals include a whole turkey, sides, bread rolls and a dessert. The baskets are assembled by dozens of volunteers the day before Thanksgiving. Once assembled, the volunteers deliver the baskets to the various organizations throughout Berkeley. Our hope is that families can come together to cook and enjoy a special meal.Last year, with everyone's help, we were able to break our yearly record by providing over 750 meals! We would like the break the record again.
To date, we have never had to say no to a community group that has asked for assistance in providing these meals. This success is only made possible by donations, support from our community, and our strong partnerships with other organizations. The organizations that we partner with are The Fourth St Business District, Our City Center Church, Oakland Grocery Outlet, Pacific Agri, EP Wealth Advisors, Argonaut Garage, the Berkeley Police Department, and many more.
Please consider donating to the event. Our goal is once again to make the turkey baskets a huge success and help those in need. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.