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Torklift Central's 3rd Annual Kent Turkey Challenge

October 15th, 2013 - November 21st, 2013

The Kent Turkey Challenge is a challenge between businesses and organizations to collect the most food and monetary donations. All donations will be donated to the Kent Food Bank to help provide families with a memorable holiday dinner.

The 1st and 2nd Annual Kent Turkey Challenge collected roughly 3,700 pounds of food and $24,500 combined. Each year, the Kent City Council supports the Turkey Challenge by making a proclamation and reading it during the city council meeting on October 15th.

Donation boxes and related materials are provided to each business at no charge. Businesses have the option to sell paper turkeys for $10 which will be another way that community members can participate in the challenge.

Several businesses and organizations are already on board including the Experience Kent Expo who agreed to have the Turkey Challenge apart of the expo on October 17th, 2013 at the Showare Center. You can donate food or money towards the challenge during the expo. The Kent Reporter is also supporting the event by running a weekly ad with the leaders of the challenge.

Our goal this year is to reach 3,000 pounds of food and $15,000 for the Kent Food Bank. With the help of local schools, organizations and businesses, we hope to achieve this goal.

The Kent Food Bank relies on the community to help create a memorable event for families in need.

To participate in the 3rd Annual Kent Turkey Challenge, please email [email protected] with your company or organization name.


The Kent Reporter
The Seattle Tacoma Box Company

The Challenge in the News

Kent Station Events Businesses wanted to register for Kent Turkey Challenge to help food bank Week 1 business leaders in Kent Turkey Challenge | Food Bank donations

Our Current Collection Stats

  • 2784 lbs.Food Collected

    Goal - 3,000 lbs.

  • $9,978.92 Cash Collected

    Goal - $15,000

Contest Goals: $15,000 and 3,000 lbs

Contest Leader Board

As always we want to recognize the individual contributions of each business. There is no donation too small as every bit helps. We want to thank each of these businesses for their continued support and donation efforts.

Food Collected

  • 812 cansGrass Lake Elementary

  • 300 cansYoungs Market

  • 230 cansKent Reporter

  • 108 cansPacific Power Products

  • 100 cansValley RV Supercenter

  • 93 cansHanis Irvine Prothero

  • 82 cansCurran Law Firm

  • 82 cansMyGym Children's Fitness Center

  • 78 cansNet IG

  • 77 cansExpress Employment Pros

  • 73 cansGeorge M. Stephens D.D.S

  • 72 cansCentral Ave Mini Storage

  • 69 cansShannon and Associates

  • 69 cansZ Ultimate

  • 65 cansTorklift Central

  • 56 cansHeritage Bank

  • 41 cansC & R Boger

  • 41 cansGonnason Boats

  • 37 cansBlanc-n-Schwartz Salon

  • 37 cansAround the Clock Inc.

  • 37 cansBanner Bank

  • 34 cansKent Chamber of Commerce

  • 34 cansDr. Gurrad D.D.S.

  • 31 cansKent Station Family Dentistry

  • 25 cansBenson Vision Source

  • 25 cansCarStar Exhibition Auto

  • 24 cansBowen Scarff Ford Lincoln

  • 24 cansDown Home Catering

  • 20 cansWells Fargo Bank

  • 17 cansColumbia Bank

  • 15 cansNorthwest Welding and Gases

  • 13 cansNaked Pizza

  • 13 cansNapa Auto Parts

  • 13 cansGental Dental

  • 12 cansCow Chip Cookie

  • 12 cansBenson Eye Clinic

  • 10 cansRunning Stitch Fabrics

  • 1 cansKent Downtown Partnership

  • 0 cansMinuteman Press

  • 0 cansExperience Kent Expo

  • 0 cansFirst Rate Mortgage

  • 0 cansLes Schwab Tire Center

Cash Collected

  • $3358.5Shannon and Associates

  • $2125Youngs Market

  • $1685Torklift Central

  • $580Curran Law Firm

  • $351Blanc-n-Schwartz Salon

  • $350Central Ave Mini Storage

  • $330Express Employment Pros

  • $204.42Pacific Power Products

  • $185Bowen Scarff Ford Lincoln

  • $180Net IG

  • $120Running Stitch Fabrics

  • $115Down Home Catering

  • $90C & R Boger

  • $60Heritage Bank

  • $60Kent Chamber of Commerce

  • $50Cow Chip Cookie

  • $40Northwest Welding and Gases

  • $25Kent Downtown Partnership

  • $20George M. Stephens D.D.S

  • $20Dr. Gurrad D.D.S.

  • $20Benson Eye Clinic

  • $10Benson Vision Source

  • $0Kent Reporter

  • $0Valley RV Supercenter

  • $0Kent Station Family Dentistry

  • $0Hanis Irvine Prothero

  • $0Z Ultimate

  • $0CarStar Exhibition Auto

  • $0Minuteman Press

  • $0Wells Fargo Bank

  • $0Naked Pizza

  • $0Napa Auto Parts

  • $0Around the Clock Inc.

  • $0Banner Bank

  • $0Columbia Bank

  • $0Experience Kent Expo

  • $0First Rate Mortgage

  • $0Gonnason Boats

  • $0Grass Lake Elementary

  • $0Gental Dental

  • $0Les Schwab Tire Center

  • $0MyGym Children's Fitness Center