The 2015 Kent Turkey Challenge Proclamation

We can’t believe that it’s November already! With the official Proclamation by the Kent City Council and Mayor Suzette Cooke announced, it’s time to get down to business and raise as many donations as we can for this City of Kent event: the 5th Annual Kent Turkey Challenge.

For those of you who love supporting our community and also want to participate in a friendly community-wide competition, this is a great opportunity for you. Below is more information about the leaders of the competition, the Annual Kent Turkey Challenge and information on how to join in if you haven’t yet.

The Leaders

We appreciate any and every donation that we get for this holiday food drive, but it is a friendly competition none-the-less! Below is a list of the top five leaders of both the food donations and the monetary donations as of Nov. 17, 2015:

Make sure to look for this logo at your local Kent businesses and donate to the Kent Food Bank
Top 5
Food Donation
1,236 items Express Employment Pros
415 items Kent Valley Hockey Association
391 items Pacific Power Group
297 items Grass Lake Elementary School
211 items Ski's Painting, Inc.

Top 5
Monetary Donation
$3,060 collected Ski's Painting, Inc.
$1,254 collected Kent United Methodist
$1,000 collected Eberle Vivian
$845 collected Pacific Power Group
$500 collected Express Employment Pros

The Annual Kent Turkey Challenge 

This food drive challenges these businesses and organizations to collect and raise the most food and monetary donations for this great Kent food drive. This year is a special one since this is our fifth year doing it and we have so much going on to make it great. 

Here are some things that are still ongoing or coming up for the 5th Annual Kent Turkey Challenge:

  • The Seattle-Tacoma Box Company has donated boxes for this year’s competition
  • Tweet Torklift Central Thursday: On Thursday Nov. 12, participating businesses tweeted Torklift Central and requested a pick up of their donations. We came and took pictures of their of boxes and other decorative items they had and advertised it on our social media
  • We will be picking up all donations on Nov. 18-19 and delivering them to the Kent Food Bank on Nov 20th.

Sponsors of the 5th Annual Kent Turkey Challenge:

  • The Kent Reporter is doing weekly ads for the challenge and will be spotlighting the top five leaders of the competition each week
Join us in our friendly race to raise the most
canned food and monetary donations to date!

This Year Could Be Our Best Yet

Torklift Central asks for your support to make this the most effective Kent food drive to date. 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Kent Food Bank and our goal this year is to raise $25,000 and 10,000 lbs. of food and is a great way to have a friendly competition with your fellow Kent, WA businesses. As a community service, the Annual Kent Turkey Challenge is an opportunity for us to make a lasting positive impact in the lives of families during the holidays, as well as bringing the community together in support of a good cause.

It’s not too late to join the challenge and every little bit helps! Although the food drive officially began Oct. 5, businesses and individuals can still join in on the fundraising. With your help, we can reach our fifth anniversary goals to fight hunger in Kent and raise these money and food donations for the Kent Food Bank. We want to make sure that each of these families is provided a Thanksgiving dinner.

To learn more or sign up for the 5th Annual Kent Turkey Challenge, call 253-299-0070 or visit us in person at Torklift Central to make a donation at our facility.

Torklift Central
315 Central Ave N. Kent, WA 98032
[email protected]