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Polk County Sheriff's Office hosting second annual free turkey giveaway

Posted at 9:50 AM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 09:50:18-05

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — The Polk County Sheriff's Office is hosting their second turkey giveaway on Saturday.

For the second year in a row, Polk Sheriff's Charities is sponsoring a free turkey giveaway on Saturday, November 23 at three locations.

East Polk: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Church on the Hill.

Central Polk: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Polk State College Winter Haven campus.

West Polk: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Church at the Mall.

This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to Polk County citizens for their support of our deputies. In some communities around the country, you can find tension and mistrust between law enforcement and residents. Not here. We work hard with our communities to keep our neighborhoods, families, and children safe. We are honored to get so much support from so many people. Building relationships and connections in our neighborhoods is what we are all about. We literally could not have the success in fighting crime that we have without our communities' support. So, we know that there are families out there who are struggling financially and we want to do our small part to help out this Thanksgiving.
Sheriff Grady Judd

The turkeys will be distributed one per family, one per vehicle on a first-come first-serve basis while supplies lasts.

There will be no identification or pre-qualification to receive a turkey.

Sheriff Judd said if there are any left over turkeys, they will donate them to the jail for the inmates.