WLAB/Ft Wayne (STAR 88.3) partnered with The Franciscan Center again this year to serve the Fort Wayne Community on “Turkey Tuesday”, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Lakewood Park Christian School students came to Fort Wayne from Auburn, IN to help serve alongside STAR 88.3 passing out coffee and hot chocolate to those receiving a turkey prior to 9 AM. They also helped pass out turkeys to those receiving them on Turkey Tuesday.
At its start, Turkey Tuesday was just another service day at the Franciscan Center, distributing about 30 turkeys. The effort has grown into an event of it’s own over the past 20 years: “our largest usage day for our Food Pantry is always the Tuesday before Thanksgiving,” explains Tony Ley, executive director of The Franciscan Center. “We quadruple our weekly service numbers in one day. Men, women, and children will line up around the building at 4:30 a.m. in the cold of late November even though we do not open for distribution until 9:00 a.m.”