15th Annual Turkey Train – MICDS Community Donates over 7,000 Meals to the Needy

The 15th annual MICDS Turkey Train was this week, and once again, the MICDS community stepped up in a big way to help the needy in the greater St. Louis community. MICDS provides the largest amount of frozen turkeys for the St. Louis Area Food Bank. This year’s final count is in…504 turkeys and 3,188 pounds of other food items! Donated items and additional monetary donation bring the total meals provided to 7,051 meals.

The St. Louis Area Food Bank helps to feed the needy in 26 counties in both Missouri and Illinois. The food bank helps those who find themselves in difficult financial situations and those who are in poverty. Many people who face financial problems are forced to make sacrifices, but putting food on the table should not be one of them. The food bank helps relieve some of their stress by feeding 101,000 children, 2,500 homeless, and 18,000 senior citizens annually.

Ever wonder what it’s like to be one of those frozen turkeys? Here is a GoPro video to experience the Turkey Train from the turkey’s vantage point.

News media outlets covered the event. See the KSDK Channel 5 story here and keep your eye out for the KMOV Channel 4 story at the end of the 5 p.m. news tonight!