Community Involvement

DJJ and Office of Research donate 115 turkeys

Inflatable turkey with pilgrim hat and two Office of Research employees.
Ashley Gabbard and Kendra Jensen, Office of Research food drive coordinators.

The Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Office of Research donated 115 turkeys for the 14th annual Turkey Drive sponsored by TV station KCRA 3 and the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.

Overall, the Sacramento region turkey drive netted over 15,000 turkeys to be distributed to needy families this Thanksgiving.

DJJ donated 52 turkeys equaling 741 pounds and the Office of Research donated 63 birds equaling 851 pounds. Altogether, they donated nearly 1,600 pounds of poultry, which is over three-quarters of a ton.

DJJ food drive coordinators were Jermica Peters, Dominic “Nic” Hatfield, and Kim Dornback. Office of Research Food Drive coordinators were Ashley Gabbard and Kendra Jensen.

Two DJJ employees and a car full of frozen turkeys.
Dominic “Nic” Hatfield, and Kim Dornback show off the turkeys stuffed in the back of a vehicle.

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