The Sabres, Tops Friendly Markets and Entercom Buffalo are teaming up for their annual “Turkeys for Tickets” drive Monday morning. For every 20-pound turkey donated to the Buffalo City Mission and Food Bank of Western New York, the Sabres will hand the donor two tickets. There is a four-ticket maximum per person.
The drive brought in more than 2,000 pounds of turkey last year.
“We feel it’s important to do our part to help ensure that all families in our community have a chance to enjoy a warm Thanksgiving meal,” Sabres President Russ Brandon said. “Our fans have been very generous with their donations since we began the Turkeys for Tickets program, and we’re happy to bring it back for another year.”
Donations can be made from 7-9 a.m. Monday in the KeyBank Center surface lot on Baltimore Street; Tops in Tonawanda (890 Young St.); and Tops in West Seneca (355 Orchard Park Road).
“This much-needed event will help us provide over 5,500 Thanksgiving meals that will be delivered to those who are elderly, shut-in and impoverished in Western New York," said Stuart Harper, CEO and executive director of the Buffalo City Mission.