Columbia Community Service, Columbia Facilities, and Sysco Donate 798 Turkeys

The turkeys were distributed to six CCS grantees to help them keep food on tables in our community this winter.

Maggie Barrows
November 23, 2022

On Tuesday, November 22, Sysco distributed 798 turkeys to six Columbia Community Service grantee organizations. CCS purchased 120 turkeys, another 120 were generously donated by Sysco to match that purchase, and 558 turkeys were donated by staff at Columbia University Facilities and Operations. With inflation and the increase in the price of turkeys this year, the ability to support these organizations as they keep food on tables in our community is invaluable.

Three men passing bagged turkeys out of boxes.
Four men holding bagged prepared raw turkeys.
A man in a hat carries a box of turkeys.

The turkeys were distributed to Broadway Community, Inc.Cathedral Community CaresChurch of the Ascension Food PantryNY Common PantryWe Are Not Afraid Community Resource Center, and West Side Campaign Against Hunger

With the donated turkeys, the organizations will provide their clients with turkeys to eat at home for Thanksgiving and serve holiday meals to their guests.

A man in a hoodie and reflective vest wheels a cart of Sysco boxes.
A man in a red coat and a man in a gray hoodie pick up boxes off a dolly.
A man holds a packaged turkey, standing by a pile of boxes of turkeys.

The generous support of faculty, staff, and retirees at Columbia, Barnard, and Teachers College, enables Columbia Community Service to provide grants every year to local organizations that provide social services, educational enrichment, support for the arts, and hunger relief in Morningside Heights and Harlem. The 75th Annual Appeal raised more than $400,000, which was given out to more than 60 organizations. Donate now to the 76th Annual Appeal.