CFBNJ Turkey Drive collects more than 33,000 meals for New Jersey food insecure communities

January 26, 2022

There was no fowling around with the 21st annual Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s Turkey Drive last November!

The event collected more than 4,400 turkeys and over 35,500 lbs of food, which is good for about 33,250 meals, to provide to food-insecureCFBNJ Turkey Drive - Nelson Westerberg - 4 Sites - Non-Perishables - 11-20-21-2.jpg families and individuals throughout New Jersey this holiday season. The 2021 event exceeded last year’s event, collecting 2,500 turkeys and over 20,800 meals.

Nelson Westerberg of New Jersey completed 4 pickups for the event, transporting over 13,300 lbs, about 11,000 meals, back to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ). Overall, Nelson Westerberg and their offices in Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, and Georgia have been invaluable members of the Move For Hunger network. Nelson Westerberg of Illinois recently partnered with Top Box Foods to donate more than 20,000 fresh produce meals this holiday season.

CFBNJ Turkey Drive - Nelson Westerberg - 4 Sites - Non-Perishables - 11-20-219.jpgThe CFBNJ Turkey Drive occurs every November to ensure as many New Jersey food insecure communities have what they need for a special Thanksgiving meal. Residents are encouraged to donate frozen turkeys and hams, as well as holiday trimmings over a two-day period. They also have more than 35 locations all over the state of New Jersey, so whoever wants to participate is able to.

Every donation counts, considering New Jersey has more than 760,000 food-insecure residents that don’t have regular access to food. 1 in 10 children don’t know where their next meal will come from. 

If you’d like to take action against hunger, sign up for a food drive or fundraiser today!