Holiday Turkey Drive 2017

Community members are set to come together and help people in need during the holiday season at the upcoming KCOY Turkey Drive.

The annual event is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16 and will be held at five Central Coast locations.

All donations collected will benefit Good Samaritan Shelter in Northern Santa Barbara County and the Food Bank Coalition in San Luis Obispo County.

The popular event annually draws people, businesses, organizations, service clubs, churches, non-profit organizations, schools and other groups.

Those who participate generously donate turkeys, non-perishable food and money to the cause.

Donors enjoy drive-through service at drop off locations. Volunteers are happy to assist with unloading of turkeys and food items.

Donations stay within the county where they were collected.

Drop off locations are the KCOY studio in Santa Maria, Lompoc City Hall, California Fresh Market in Pismo Beach, Food Bank headquarters in San Luis Obispo and Vons in Atasdcadero.

KCOY 12 Central Coast News will have live coverage during our morning news from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. in Santa Maria and also during the evening news at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m in Santa Maria and Pismo Beach.

In addition, Dimes Media radio stations will broadcast live at the San Luis Obispo County locations, while Knight Broadcasting will provide radio coverage in Santa Maria.

Moxie Cafe is set to provide free coffee and breakfast sandwiches at the KCOY studio in the morning hours and free chili in the afternoon.

Cupcakes Fighting Cancer will provide cupcakes at the Santa Maria location throughout the day.

The KCOY Turkey Drive is scheduled to run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all locations, expect Lompoc, which will be held from noon to 5 p.m.

For more information about Good Samaritan, visit

For more information about SLO Food Bank, visit

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