Each year The Shepherd’s Market has been able to provide lagniappe, or a little something extra, to our clients in the form of our Great Turkey Giveaway. On the Saturday before Christmas we provide families with a complete turkey dinner. This exciting event brings our community together to celebrate the joy of the season.
Saturday, December 14, 2019, will be the 9th Annual Great Turkey Giveaway!
Our previous annual giveaways have been big successes. This year we will again give away more than 500 loaves of homemade bread (thanks to Duane Craig), 500 turkeys each with a blessing tag, 500 bags of fresh produce from the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and 500 bags of side items to complete holiday meals! What a great day of service. Our volunteers are the best!!! Thank you to everyone!
In 2018, University Lab School held its One Great Day of Giving to support our Great Turkey Giveaway. They raised nearly $900 for turkeys and provided more than 7,000 pounds of food in 778 bags for the giveaway. It was the largest food drive at the pantry yet, and we are so grateful.