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 15, 2018, was the 8th Annual Great Turkey Giveaway!
Our previous annual giveaways have been big successes. This year we gave away more than 500 loaves of homemade bread (thanks to Duane Craig), 570 turkeys each with a blessing tag, 570 bags of fresh produce from the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and 570 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.