The Polk Sheriff’s Charities, Inc. is giving back this Thanksgiving by giving out free turkeys this Saturday.
You read that right. A lot of families are struggling this year to put food on the table and the Polk Sheriff’s Charities wants to help make the holidays a little bit easier. They are looking to hand out about 1,400 turkeys to anyone wanting one, no identification and no pre-qualification needed.
Here is the list of locations:
- East Polk — Church on the Hill, 1111 Scenic Hwy, Dundee
- 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Cars will only be allowed to enter the parking lot south of the church from Old Scenic Highway, then will be directed around the back of the church to the distribution point. Cars will then be directed to exit north onto Old Scenic Highway towards Dundee.
- Central Polk — Lake Region High School campus, 1995 Thunder Road, Eagle Lake
- 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Cars will be directed to enter onto Cameron Road from US 17, which turns into Gilbert Street, then onto Thunder Road, through the school parking lot to the distribution point, and back out onto Gilbert Street.
- West Polk — Lakes Church (AKA Church at the Mall), 1010 East Memorial Blvd, Lakeland
- 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Cars will only be allowed to enter the parking lot from the westbound lane of Memorial at the intersection with Ingraham Avenue, and then will be directed to the rear parking lot of the church to the distribution point. Cars will be directed to exit westbound onto Memorial, or straight onto Ingraham Avenue.
*First-come, first-served – One per family/One per vehicle*