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Campus Kitchen at UGA collecting canned food for annual Turkeypalooza

Campus Kitchen at UGA is holding a can drive to collect food to provide holiday meals for older adults and families and homebound individuals.

This year’s collection will run Oct. 29-Nov. 15. UGA departments and student organizations, and Athens-Clarke County businesses and civic groups are invited to participate. CKUGA will provide posters, collection bins and transportation services for participating organizations.

To participate, organizations should register by 5 p.m. on Oct. 25, at

The public is invited to help make handmade cards for food recipients on Nov. 3, 10 and 17 at the Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park.

The ACCA raises money to buy turkeys for the meals, and the student-run UGArden supplies fresh produce.

On Nov. 16, UGA Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars will pack bags of groceries to deliver to recipients to prepare at home. CKUGA students, and community volunteers will spend Nov. 17-18 cooking prepared meals for those who can’t cook.

On Nov. 19, CKUGA and the ACCA will distribute meals and groceries to households in Clarke, Barrow and Madison counties. Last year, 230 families received bags of groceries and
150 received prepared meals.