12/02/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/02/2019 13:20
Cheers erupted inside Beasley Media Group's Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK studios and throughout the tri-state area this morning when legendary Morning Personality John DeBella, announced the final total for this year's Annual John DeBella Turkey Drop … 11,533 turkeys!
The annual event is the largest one-day food gathering event in Philadelphia and will benefit families and individuals in need during the holiday season.
On Tuesday, November 26, John DeBella broadcasted live from The Kimmel Center. In addition, the entire MGK' on-air staff lent a helping hand, broadcasting live from 12 additional sites across the tri-state area.
The Turkey Drop benefits Cityteam Philadelphia, a local non-profit organization that provides holiday meals as well as other important services for individuals and families in need. Cityteam has seen a record number of sign-ups for holiday meals in 2019, including a large percentage of families seeking assistance for the very first time.
This year's collection included donations from a variety of sources, including ACME Markets, Parx Casino, 6ABC, Always Best Care, Chevrolet and Cadillac of Turnersville, Davis Honda, United Food/Commercial Workers Local 1776, ARG Printing, the Dave Magrogran Group, IBEW Local 98, Dave Kellerher from David Dodge and Cairone Construction, along with numerous donations from WMGK's generous and loyal listeners.