Davis’ Turkey Giveaway a success; 800 turkeys handed out to Mon Valley families

HARRISBURG, Nov. 21 – On Saturday, 800 food insecure families received a turkey and additional Thanksgiving food items at state Rep. Austin Davis’ Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway.

Davis, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation, said given the financial struggles placed upon Allegheny County residents due to the novel coronavirus, he wanted to make sure that a year filled with anxiety, concern and financial hardships wasn’t going to spoil the special holiday for people in the Mon Valley.

“Giving back is what my office strives to do,” Davis said. “As a state legislator, representing your community goes much deeper than the legislation you’re advocating for in Harrisburg. It’s about being there for your community during its time of need.”

“It’s been a tough year. Navigating COVID-19 in Allegheny County has been far from easy. We’ve asked a lot of our residents and many ended up financially insecure as a result,” Davis said. “While the sacrifices made were necessary to combat COVID-19, I wanted to make sure – at the very least – all members of our community have Thanksgiving dinner this holiday season, regardless of their financial situation.”

In addition to a turkey, residents who registered for the event were provided food boxes containing essential food items for a Thanksgiving meal, such as boxes of stuffing and potatoes, canned foods like gravy and cranberry sauce, vegetables and sweet potatoes.

Additional state-related resources were also provided at this event.