Tons of Turkeys Donates 1,500 Thanksgiving Turkeys For Families in Need at Cityteam Philadelphia

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1,500 Turkeys Arrive Just In Time For Families In Need

"Our family has been very blessed, and we've realized the best way to show how truly thankful we are is to share the spirit of Thanksgiving with other families who are in need," said Richard (Rick) Warther founder of Tons of Turkeys.

This Thanksgiving Season, Cityteam Philadelphia, a non-profit organization serving low-income families and the homeless throughout the greater Delaware Valley was in need of turkeys to put with their food boxes and cook on Thanksgiving day. The organization, Tons of Turkeys, came to Cityteam’s rescue with a donate of 1,500 of turkeys to help local families. The delivery will happen this Friday, November 16th at 10 AM- 11AM where Tons of Turkeys will present the turkeys to Cityteam and some of the families that have pre-registered for help this Thanksgiving.

Richard (Rick) Warther, the founder of Tons of Turkeys, met with Cityteam regarding their critical need for turkeys this year and how so many families had registered for a food box. He heard first hand how these families struggle each day to feed their children and how they freely receive vital services from Cityteam. Rick saw that Tons of Turkeys could make a real difference this holiday by helping these families with 1,500 turkeys.

PHOTO/VIDEO    Meet the Warther Family from Tons of Turkey as they unload 1,500 turkeys from Jaindl Farms truck at Cityteam. Families will be there with thankful hearts.
DATE & TIME:     Friday, November 16th - 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
LOCATION:         Cityteam Warehouse - 805A West 2nd Street, Chester, PA (West 2nd St. & Ulrich St)

The Warther family started Tons of Turkeys (501c3) back in 2009 around their own Thanksgiving dinner table when they heard that other families couldn’t afford the same dinner they had. Their heartfelt family motto began with this “we should get some turkeys” and that is exactly what they did by donating 100 turkeys that first year. That same motto holds true today, as the whole Warther family (Richard, wife Francie and daughters Katie and Natalie) have increased their ability to provide over 1,500 turkeys to help families have a traditional thanksgiving dinner that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it.

“Our family has been very blessed, and we’ve realized the best way to show how truly thankful we are is to share the spirit of Thanksgiving with other families who are in need. At Cityteam, we can see first hand what a difference Tons of Turkeys is making in these families lives. We are eager to partner with Cityteam Philadelphia this year and meet more of the families that we’re helping,” said Richard (Rick) Warther, founder of Tons of Turkeys.

Tons of Turkeys partners with Jaindl Farms who is a local turkey farmer here in Orefield, Pennsylvania. This has also become the tradition of Jaindl Farms to partner with the Warther family and deliver the turkeys right to Cityteam’s doorstep.

“We are so thankful to Tons of Turkey’s and Jaindl Farms for making it possible for 1,500 turkeys to arrive just in time for Thanksgiving. With the hardship of Hurricane Sandy and the poor economy, families are really struggling more this year than ever before. Every little bit helps and these turkeys will bring nourishment, and share love that someone cares about them in their time of need,” said Marcaira Koch, Cityteam Philadelphia.
Cityteam Chester – 634 Sproul Street, Chester, PA 19013 – 610-872-6865 –

About the Organizations:
Tons of Turkeys is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by the Warther Family in 2009. Its mission is to deliver Thanksgiving turkeys to families in need throughout the Philadelphia area. Tons of Turkeys is located at 1655 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380 – 610-304-777 or

Jaindl Farms is a fully integrated turkey farm owned and operated for five generations and 75 years in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Jaindl Farms takes pride in supplying their customers with outstanding premium turkeys. Over the years, Jaindl Farms has won numerous awards for their turkeys that now proudly carry the “Grand Champion” brand label. Jaindl Farms retail store is located at 3150 Coffeetown Road, Orefield, PA 18069 - 610-395-3333 or

Cityteam is a non-profit organization helping the low-income and homeless population by providing hot meals, emergency food boxes, safe shelter, showers, clean clothing, counseling, case-management, education, computer training, career enhancement, long-term recovery program and a mother and baby program serving over 500 mothers and 2,000 children with diapers, formula and other essential care.

ADDITIONAL THANKSIGIVNG EVENTS at Cityteam for The Homeless & Families in Need
The press is welcome to attend – great stories of volunteers giving back

This Saturday, November 17th, Cityteam will deliver food boxes and turkeys to pre-registered families at their homes. Hundreds of volunteers will gather at Cityteam Chester at 634 Sproul Street, Chester, to start delivering at 9 AM.

Then a traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served at Cityteam for those in need on Thursday, November 22nd – volunteers will arrive early to prepare in the kitchen. Thanksgiving meal will be served at 12 noon and 2 pm.

Cityteam Chester – 634 Sproul Street, Chester, PA 19013 – 610-872-6865 –

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Ben McBride
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