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23rd Annual Gobbler Grab Food Drive Collection…Another great success

The 23rd annual Gobbler Grab food drive is in the books. Boy Scout Order of the Arrow Lodge AKK 185 collected 602 frozen turkey donations this November. Order of the Arrow Atta Kulla Kulla Lodge 185 has been collecting frozen turkeys since 1997. Over the last 23 years they have had 13,406 turkeys donated, for approximately 87 tons of frozen turkeys. All turkey donations are distributed to 14 area food banks, food pantries, feeding programs and community organizations in the South Greenville County area. Order of the Arrow (OA) is the Boy Scouts Honor Society, members are nominated and elected by their peers for exemplifying the values of Scouting. OA members are dedicated to the ideal of “cheerful service”. They will be collecting the third week of November next year. Their goal is to collect enough turkeys so that no one goes without a holiday meal. For additional information go to GobblerGrab.org

• Started in 1997 with 9 turkeys donated
• Total Collected: 13,406
• Average collection is 583 turkeys per year
• Average weight of 13 lbs. per turkey x 13,406 = 174,278 lbs.
• Approximately 87 tons of turkeys
• Average number of people fed per turkey: 8
• Approximate total people fed since 1997: 107,000

Jon A. Davis – Cubmaster Pack 707
Moonville, SC
Augusta Road UMC, Pelzer, SC

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