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For Immediate Release:  (November 25, 2021)

Media Contacts: 

Buffalo City Mission:  Michael Puglia  | 716.390.1393 | [email protected]

Buffalo City Mission Launches Annual “Turkey Express No Contact Event” Thanksgiving Program

Volunteers will deliver more than 4,500 meals to the poor and homeless across Western New York

BUFFALO, NEW YORK  — Today, the Buffalo City Missionlaunched its annual Turkey Express event to deliver hot meals to the poor and homeless across Western New York. 

Starting early on Thanksgiving Day, volunteers will load their vehicles with fresh, full turkey dinners, and deliver more than 4,500 meals to homes across Western New York – with destinations as far as Angola. 175 delivery teams of volunteers will deliver the meals to neighbors in need. 

This year’s program also includes proactive measures to help protect the health and safety of all volunteers and recipients: 

  • Dinners in sealable bags for contactless pickup and delivery
  • Training instructions for all volunteers, detailing protective mask requirements and guidance for all pickup and drop-off deliveries
  • Sanitizing products for all volunteers


“The City Mission is proud to continue this tradition of delivering hot holiday meals to the elderly, impoverished and shut-ins in our community,” said Aubrey Calhoun, Associate Executive Director of the Buffalo City Mission. “Together, we are helping to lift up the spirits of our neighbors at a time where so many in our community are struggling. The holiday season is an important time when our staff and volunteers show extra support by providing those in need with a Thanksgiving dinner brought to them.”

To learn more about the annual Turkey Express, visit buffalocitymission.org.

About the Buffalo City Mission:

The Buffalo City Mission, founded in 1917, is a nonprofit organization providing preventative, emergency, and transitional housing programs to thousands of people who are homeless and impoverished every year. The Mission includes the new Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise and a Women and Children’s Shelter (Cornerstone Manor), along with the Dick Road thrift store to serve the Western New York community. For more information, please visit www.buffalocitymission.org or call (716) 854-8181.

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