CISD Talks Turkey!
Kids 4 Turkeys was created by a Coppell ISD P.E. teacher (Tammy Gilstrap) from Cottonwood Creek Elementary in 2002 and, what began as a single campus donation of 250 turkeys its first year has grown to a 14 campus service learning project with an annual donation of nearly 3,000 birds. This year, students are calling on the entire community of Coppell to become a “Turkey Town” with the common goal to feed those in need and beating their goal of 3,000 turkeys. On drop-off day, Friday, November 18, from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., students from all 14 Coppell ISD schools will be participating in the drive. Their message to kids and parents everywhere is to think about reaching out to others during the holiday season and join them in their effort to provide turkeys for needy families.
Donate any one of three ways: drop-off a frozen turkey; donate online; or “Text a Turkey.” The North Texas Food Bank added the “Text a Turkey” feature for greater convenience. Simply text FEED to 80888 to make a $10 donation. Even a small donation is put to good use by the NTFB: every dollar donated feeds 3 hungry people.
Turkeys will be distributed by the North Texas Food Bank to its 300 member agencies in 13 North Texas counties. Last year, the drive provided over 38,000 meals for North Texas families in need. And, if you think about the number of people fed every month by the NTFB pantries (enough food to fill Cowboys Stadium 2 ½ times to capacity) the CISD donations will go a long way to help offset that expenditure.