Turkey Take-OutOctober 30, 2018 - Foley, AL - (OBA®) - Foley Elementary School, along with area churches and organizations, is stepping up to help those in need in the Foley area.  The Ninth Annual Turkey Take-Out is gearing up to feed an estimated 1200 people again this year, many of whom are the families of students at Foley Elementary School and the Foley feeder schools such as Magnolia Springs and Swift School, as well as Summerdale, Gulf Shores, and the Rosinton areas.

Turkey Take-Out is a partnership of community churches, organizations, and Foley Elementary School that began after local pastoral leaders and active community citizens learned of the severe need of many of the School’s students.  “With over seventy percent of the school’s population at poverty level or below and over 100 students labeled as ‘homeless’, we couldn’t look the other way and do nothing to help,” said Ginny Barnas, owner of Island Air, Inc. and one of the organizers of Turkey Take-Out.  Turkey Take-Out was established to provide families with a warm meal on Thanksgiving Day as well as non-perishable food items to fill the pantries of those in need.

Last year, Turkey Take-Out fed over 225 families on Thanksgiving Day and collected non-perishable food to deliver to these families as well. The Thanksgiving meal of turkey, dressing, green beans, gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie was prepared, packaged and delivered with the help of more than 300 volunteers over two days.  The City of Foley, Columbia Southern University, Fortis College, Anchor Point Church, Oyster Bay Baptist Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, City Hope Church of Foley, Liberty Church of Foley, Wal-Mart, Mellow Mushroom, Foosackly’s, Dominoes Pizza, Chick-Fil-A, Krispy Kreme Donuts, Starbucks, and area schools are just a few of the area organizations and businesses that provided much needed donations of turkeys, canned foods, monetary donations, tea for delivery to families and coffee, breakfast and lunch for volunteers. Proceeds from a fishing tournament held by Graham Creek Estates and donations made by many generous donors provided the financial ability to purchase the food that was cooked and delivered.  

“The response by the pastors, business leaders, and community to help the children of our school was overwhelming. I was so humbled by the willingness of so many people to provide this service to our children and meet the needs of our students and their families. The response is proof that people really do care, are willing to help their neighbor, and that there is hope for those who are needy,” said Dr. William Lawrence, former Principal of Foley Elementary School.

Turkey Take-Out is calling on everyone to collect non-perishable food items and deliver to the following locations:  Foley Elementary School, Foley City Hall/Civic Center, Anchor Point Church, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Foley.  Churches or other organizations can also collect the food items to be delivered to Foley Elementary School by Friday, November 16, 2018.

Turkey Take-Out is in need of donations to buy the food for the Thanksgiving meals.  A donation of $40 will feed a family of four.  Donations can be made directly to Anchor Point Church.  Also, volunteers are still needed for the preparation of food, organization of non-perishable foods, packaging and delivery.  Anyone wishing to donate or volunteer can go to the Turkey Take-Out website at www.turkeytakeout.com

WHAT:  Turkey Take-Out
WHERE:  Foley Elementary School
WHEN:  November 21 & 22nd 

For more information, please contact Dr. William Lawrence at 251-269-3178 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., check us out on Facebook, or go to the website:  www.turkeytakeout.com