Each year, for over a decade, The JOY FM has partnered with local food pantries and ministries to provide a holiday meal for local, hungry families. This year, The JOY FM listening community in Central & Southwest Florida and Atlanta broke records and multiplied their generosity during the 13th annual T-shirts for Turkeys promotion. The turkeys were collected over a one-week span, November 14th through 18th, with 37 live, on-air “Turkey Stops” from Atlanta, Georgia to Sarasota, Florida.
This year’s holiday drive, timed one week prior to Thanksgiving to provide a holiday meal for the homeless, hungry and working poor, produced 20,016 turkeys in the form of frozen turkeys or paper turkeys at $10 each, in exchange for a newly designed JOY FM T-shirt. The promotion served over three dozen different local organizations who feed the hungry during the upcoming holiday season.