Turkey Drive

Snapper Shuler Kenner employees load boxes of turkey for delivery to food banks. (Courtesy photo)

Thanksgiving is a time for families to celebrate gathering together with a feast – unless it’s a time that reminds them of their hunger challenges.

Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance’s 10th annual Turkey Drive through Nov. 15 will help Whatcom County families this holiday season.

SSK Insurance is matching contributions of $20 for each turkey that a person or business wishes to donate, up to the first 100 turkeys. Donors will receive recognition on SSK Insurance’s Facebook page and office windows.

The turkeys will be distributed to families in need by Bellingham Food Bank, bellinghamfoodbank.org, and Lynden-based Project Hope Food Bank christianhopeassociation.org.

Last year, 300 turkeys were given to local families through these food banks, with the turkeys split equally between the two food banks. 

Bobbi Green, a 30-year SSK employee, is in charge of this year’s drive. Green said recently that many Whatcom County residents “are experiencing economic hardship because of  COVID-19’s effect on their jobs or businesses.”

“Some are unable to work as many hours as usual because of the care they’re providing family members and friends,” Green said. “We’re hoping generous residents and businesses will help us surpass last year’s total and provide healthy, protein-rich meals for many families.”

Checks may be made payable to SSK Insurance and mailed to P.O. Box 551, Lynden, WA 98264.

Checks and cash may be dropped off at the office at 501 Front St., Lynden, between 8 a.m. and 5  p.m. weekdays.

Online donations may be made at gofundme.com/10th-annual-ssk-turkey-drive.

For more information, call 360-354-4488.