11th Annual John DeBella Turkey Drop Positioned to Aid More Local Families Than Ever
Bala Cynwyd, PA (November 13, 2012): 102.9 MGK’s 11th Annual John DeBella Turkey Drop is positioned to aid more families than ever this year as the demand for the services of the station’s partner (in the Turkey Drop) City Team Philadelphia has seen a record number of sign-ups for holiday meal assistance this year. Sign-ups have increased by 15% since last year. For the second year in a row, lines stretched from inside City Team Ministries’ Chester headquarters, around the block and over the 7th Street bridge. 50% of the families seeking assistance are doing so for the first time.
This year’s Turkey Drop will take place on Tuesday November 20 from 6am to 9am. John DeBella will broadcast live from Love Park (16th & JFK) and accept monetary and turkey donations. In addition to Love Park, members of the MGK on-air staff will be spread around the tri-state area accepting donations at seven Giant Food Store locations in Pennsylvania and three Panera Bread locations in New Jersey.
The Turkey Drop benefits City Team Philadelphia, an organization that provides food and services to less fortunate individuals, families, shelters and food groups in the tri-state area.
The following will be accepted at all donation locations: frozen turkeys, “free turkey” coupons from any super market chain, cash donations, checks made out to City Team Philadelphia. No food other than turkeys can be accepted. Listeners not able to make it to a collection location can make a tax deductible donation online by going to the station’s website, http://www.wmgk.com.
John DeBella Turkey Drop collection locations
Live broadcast and collection location in Center City
1. Love Park – 16th and JFK Plaza, Philadelphia, PA 19102
All PA collection locations, other than the Love Park live broadcast locations, will be in front of a Giant Food Store. Locations listed below.
2. 550 E Lancaster Ave, Saint Davids, PA 19087
3. 2350 Susquehanna Road, Roslyn, PA 19001
4. 310 S Henderson Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
5. 1375 Boot Rd West Chester, PA 19380
6. 2550 Grant Ave Philadelphia, PA 19114
7. 4801 Edgemont Ave, Brookhaven, PA 19015
8. 720 Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974
All NJ Turkey Drop locations will be in front of a Panera Bread. Locations listed below .
9. Panera Bread at Garden State Park on 2010 Marlton Pike W Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
10. Panera Bread at 1200 White Horse Road Voorhees, NJ 08043
11. Panera Bread at The Promenade on 500 South Route 73 Marlton, NJ 08053
102.9 WMGK-FM is owned by Greater Philadelphia Radio, Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media, Inc., the parent company of 22 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey and several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.