Torklift Central's 4th Annual Kent Turkey Challenge

The Fourth Annual Kent Turkey Challenge - 2014

Our Current Collection Stats

  • 10,800 lbsFood Collected

    Goal - 4,000 lbs

    10,800 lbs
  • $22,538 Cash Collected

    Goal - $17,000

    $22,538

Contest Goals: $17,000 and 4,000 cans

October 6th, 2014 - November 20th, 2014

Every holiday season as most of us sit down to share a warm Thanksgiving meal, hundreds of families in our community bundle up to stay warm, and stand in line outside the Kent Food Bank, waiting patiently for the doors to open. They are filled with hope that at least on this day, they will be able to give thanks with their loved ones, and not have to go hungry once again. If supplies run out, they will be turned away empty handed. Together the community can give these families a memorable Thanksgiving through the Kent Turkey Challenge.

In 2011 The Kent Food Bank lost the majority of their funding for the holiday season, deeply impacting their ability to feed the most vulnerable members of our city on Thanksgiving.

Torklift Central responded by organizing the first Annual Kent Turkey Challenge.

The Annual Kent Turkey Challenge is a friendly competition between local businesses and organizations to see who can collect and raise the most food and monetary donations for the Kent Food Bank. One hundred percent of proceeds are given to local Kent families that are battling hunger and poverty during the holidays.

A Thanksgiving Meal Goes A Long Way

Community Members Of All Ages Rely On The Kent Food Bank

Over the past three years, donations to the Kent Food Bank from the Annual Kent Turkey Challenge total $34,500 and 6,400 pounds of food, feeding over 4,500 families that would otherwise go without a Thanksgiving meal.

This year, Torklift Central asks for your support to make the 4th Annual Kent Turkey Challenge the most effective to date. As a community, this is an opportunity for us to make a lasting positive impact in the lives of families that are searching for hope during the holiday season.

The Kent City Council supports the Turkey Challenge by composing and reading a proclamation on October 21st. The Kent Reporter is sponsoring the event by running a weekly ad with the names of the leading contributors to the Challenge in the newspaper.

Torklift Central lists every contributing organization under the leader board on the Kent Turkey Challenge webpage here, our social media accounts and weekly email blasts that showcase the leaders in the Challenge.

With your help, we can move closer to reaching our goal that no family in our community should have to go hungry on Thanksgiving.

To participate in the 4th Annual Kent Turkey Challenge, please contact [email protected].

With your help we can reach our goal that every family in our community will be able to share a special holiday meal.

Come Donate at our Booth

Find us at the 2014 Kent Business Expo

2014 Kent Business Expo

Sponsors

The Kent Reporter
The Seattle Tacoma Box Company
I Love Kent .net
The Kent Chamber of Commerce
 
The Kent Downtown Partnership

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:

12639 cans/10,800 lbs

  • 2830 cansSeattle / Tacoma KOA

  • 2755 cansSki's Painting, Inc

  • 1873 cansSpringbrook Elementary School

  • 691 cansKent Valley Hockey Association

  • 626 cansGrass Lake Elementary School

  • 548 cansKent United Methodist

  • 325 cansEberle Vivian

  • 231 cansHanis Irvine Prothero

  • 220 cansKent Reporter

  • 220 cansZ-Ultimate

  • 206 cansKent Chamber of Commerce

  • 204 cansFloForm Countertops

  • 171 cansMy Gym

  • 139 cansGreat American Casino

  • 125 cansPacific Power Products

  • 114 cansSuperFloors

  • 79 cansShannon & Associates

  • 76 cansLes Schwab Tire Center

  • 66 cansValley Dental Center

  • 65 cansFarrington Court Retirement Community

  • 63 cansTorklift Central

  • 63 cansPegasus

  • 62 cansCR Boger

  • 61 cansCurran Law Firm

  • 56 cansBowen Scarff Ford

  • 55 cansPawn Express

  • 53 cansNet-IG

  • 47 cansAllegro Performing Arts

  • 47 cansBlanc 'n Schwartz Salon

  • 46 cansAround The Clock, INC.

  • 45 cansMedoSweet Farms

  • 42 cansColumbia Bank

  • 42 cansStarbucks

  • 38 cansNapa Auto Parts

  • 35 cansBanner Bank

  • 35 cansHeritage Bank

  • 34 cansValley RV Supercenter

  • 33 cansCentral Ave Mini Storage

  • 32 cansBenson Vision Source

  • 31 cansNorthwest Welding & Gases

  • 26 cansKent Oxygen

  • 25 cansExpress Employment Pros

  • 20 cansKent Performance Auto Center

  • 16 cansRodda Paint

  • 15 cansBenson Eye Clinic

  • 11 cansGonnason Boats

  • 10 cansRad Roasting Company

  • 8 cansCow Chip Cookie

  • 8 cansEC Company

  • 6 cansBlinker Tavern

  • 5 cansKent Station Family Dentistry

  • 5 cansKent Family Dental Center

  • 0 cansDown Home Catering

  • 0 cansWells Fargo

  • 0 cansCarStar Exhibition Auto

  • 0 cansNaked Pizza

  • 0 cansThe AC Tavern

  • 0 cansAutotek Tire & Services

  • 0 cansKent Station Chiropractic & Message

  • 0 cansSherwin-Williams #8641

  • 0 cansSunrise Elementary

  • 0 cansSafeway

  • 0 cansCommunity Northwest

  • 0 cansGolden Pizza

Cash Collected:

$22538

  • $4630 collectedTorklift Central

  • $4126 collectedSki's Painting, Inc

  • $3610 collectedEberle Vivian

  • $2323 collectedKent United Methodist

  • $1460 collectedGreat American Casino

  • $900 collectedPegasus

  • $687 collectedEC Company

  • $650 collectedCarStar Exhibition Auto

  • $600 collectedCurran Law Firm

  • $560 collectedShannon & Associates

  • $411 collectedNet-IG

  • $330 collectedCentral Ave Mini Storage

  • $291 collectedExpress Employment Pros

  • $195 collectedAllegro Performing Arts

  • $190 collectedBlanc 'n Schwartz Salon

  • $170 collectedMy Gym

  • $160 collectedPacific Power Products

  • $150 collectedCR Boger

  • $140 collectedHanis Irvine Prothero

  • $130 collectedValley RV Supercenter

  • $130 collectedMedoSweet Farms

  • $120 collectedSeattle / Tacoma KOA

  • $100 collectedDown Home Catering

  • $100 collectedFarrington Court Retirement Community

  • $60 collectedValley Dental Center

  • $50 collectedKent Reporter

  • $50 collectedKent Valley Hockey Association

  • $50 collectedPawn Express

  • $35 collectedBowen Scarff Ford

  • $20 collectedNorthwest Welding & Gases

  • $20 collectedCow Chip Cookie

  • $20 collectedBanner Bank

  • $20 collectedKent Performance Auto Center

  • $20 collectedHeritage Bank

  • $20 collectedSherwin-Williams #8641

  • $10 collectedBenson Eye Clinic

  • $0 collectedKent Station Family Dentistry

  • $0 collectedKent Chamber of Commerce

  • $0 collectedGrass Lake Elementary School

  • $0 collectedWells Fargo

  • $0 collectedNapa Auto Parts

  • $0 collectedLes Schwab Tire Center

  • $0 collectedColumbia Bank

  • $0 collectedZ-Ultimate

  • $0 collectedBenson Vision Source

  • $0 collectedGonnason Boats

  • $0 collectedNaked Pizza

  • $0 collectedThe AC Tavern

  • $0 collectedBlinker Tavern

  • $0 collectedAutotek Tire & Services

  • $0 collectedKent Family Dental Center

  • $0 collectedKent Oxygen

  • $0 collectedKent Station Chiropractic & Message

  • $0 collectedFloForm Countertops

  • $0 collectedSuperFloors

  • $0 collectedSpringbrook Elementary School

  • $0 collectedRad Roasting Company

  • $0 collectedRodda Paint

  • $0 collectedStarbucks

  • $0 collectedAround The Clock, INC.

  • $0 collectedSunrise Elementary

  • $0 collectedSafeway

  • $0 collectedCommunity Northwest

  • $0 collectedGolden Pizza