Turkey Drive

turkey drive

For over 15 years, First United Methodist Church of Gilbert has sponsored a Turkey Drive to help less fortunate families within our community to have a Thanksgiving Celebration meal.



  • Monetary donations are collected from our congregation from Mid October – Early November.  This is done via the Thanksgiving Donation envelopes you will find in the pews and in the Sunday Bulletins.
    • With these donations and in conjunction with Albertson’s, frozen turkeys and all the traditional “fixings” are delivered to the selected families.  Names of recipients are provided by the Gilbert Community Action Program
  • You can sign up to deliver these meals.  Deliveries occur the week of Thanksgiving.  You will be given the location to pick up the meals (already packed and ready to go) along with names/addresses/maps to the families homes.  You will typically deliver 2-3 meals.
  • This year, you can donate $32 to provide an entire Turkey dinner for a family on Thanksgiving.

The meal boxes also contain a special Thanksgiving prayer along with information and  an invitation to our church.


For more information on the Annual Turkey Drive, please email the Missions Team.