Detroit City Council President Mary Sheffield is set to host her fourth annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. The event, eagerly anticipated by many in the community, is scheduled for Nov. 19 and promises to bring much-needed holiday cheer to numerous families.
This year’s giveaway is a collaborative effort with the Detroit Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. The fraternity, known for its commitment to public service and community engagement, has partnered with Sheffield to make this event a success. Their joint efforts reflect a shared dedication to supporting the local community, particularly during the holiday season.
The turkey giveaway is planned to start at 1 p.m. at the Kappa Detroit Foundation Development Center, located at 6900 Sylvester Road in Detroit. This location, central to many of the city’s residents, is expected to draw a large crowd, as has been the case in previous years. The Development Center, with its spacious facility, is well-equipped to host such a significant event, ensuring a smooth and efficient distribution process.
Council President Sheffield, in her fourth term hosting this event, has expressed her enthusiasm and commitment to the cause. “Our annual turkey giveaway is more than just about providing a meal; it’s about bringing the community together, sharing in the spirit of Thanksgiving, and showing our collective gratitude and care for each other,” Sheffield stated in a recent interview.
The event is not just about the distribution of turkeys. It’s a community gathering that brings together people from all walks of life in Detroit, fostering a sense of unity and mutual support. Volunteers from the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, along with other community members, will be on hand to assist with the distribution, ensuring that every family in attendance can enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving meal.
This initiative is part of a broader effort by Council President Sheffield and the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity to address food insecurity in the city. By focusing on this issue during the holiday season, they aim to highlight the ongoing needs within the community and inspire continued support and engagement from local residents and organizations.