Turkey Day

Turkey Day is a great event that serves thousands in our community and where dozens are serving.

About Turkey Day

Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Rio Vista Center serves hundreds of families from the community. Last year, we distributed over 1,200 frozen turkeys and bags of food at our annual Turkey Day event. We are so grateful for your generous donations and the volunteers that made the event possible.

This year

Turkey Day 2022 is on November 19 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM! We will be handing out Thanksgiving fixings for families in our community to take home and enjoy with their friends and family. Get involved and serve families who are facing difficult circumstances this holiday season. For more information, please contact Debbie at dallen@abcs.org or call (602) 689-7457.

LouAnn’s Story

LouAnn was one of the recipients of a Thanksgiving meal at Turkey Day a couple of years ago. She struggled with her health since a back surgery in 2019. She was wheelchair bound and unable to work. When LouAnn heard about Turkey Day she came to get a Thanksgiving meal for herself and a friend. After the event, she continued to come to Rio Vista Center for services. Once she was physically able to help, she began to volunteer. She had a heart to give back because she felt blessed by the help she received. LouAnn continued to serve and eventually started to attend the Bridge Church at Rio Vista. She immediately felt at home and was baptized a year later. LouAnn is now a vital member of the church and a faithful servant at Rio Vista. This Turkey Day LouAnn will be serving her community.

How you can help

Twenties for Turkeys

Donate $20 to provide a frozen turkey and “fixings” to families to prepare at home for the holidays. On our donate form, specify “Twenties for Turkeys” in the section marked “Additional info about your donation”.

Pledge to Purchase a Side

Thanksgiving fixings needed:
– 2,000 turkeys
– 8,000 cans of vegetables
– 4,000 boxes of mashed potatoes
– 4,000 cans of cranberry sauce
– 4,000 boxes of stuffing
– 4,000 cans of yams
– 2,000 dessert mixes

On our donate form, specify “Turkey Day” in the section marked “Additional info about your donation”.


Register to volunteer on Turkey Day by clicking here.

Contact the Rio Vista Center to get involved.