WMGK-FM’s John DeBella Turkey Drop Aids Families Who Can’t Afford Holiday Meal

There are thousands of families in the tri-state area that need the help provided by 102.9 WMGK’s 12th Annual John DeBella Turkey Drop more than ever this year.  WMGK’s partner in the Turkey Drop, Cityteam Philadelphia, has seen a 25% increase in new families that are signing up for holiday meal assistance this year.  The Cityteam staff has been humbled by the embarrassment that many of those seeking their help have expressed.  Those in need want to be able to provide for themselves but due to certain circumstances have no one else to turn to.  For the third year in a row, lines stretched from inside Cityteam Philadelphia’s Chester headquarters, around the block and over the 7th Street bridge.

On Tuesday November 26 from 6am to 9am, Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK’s morning host, John DeBella, will broadcast live and accept monetary and turkey donations during this year’s Turkey Drop at Love Park (16th & JFK).  The John DeBella Turkey Drop is the largest, one day food gathering event in Philadelphia.  Last year’s Turkey Drop raised over 10,000 turkeys.  The Turkey Drop benefits Cityteam Philadelphia, an organization that provides food and services to less fortunate individuals, families, shelters and food groups in the tri-state area.

In addition to Love Park, members of the MGK on-air staff will be spread around the tri-state area accepting donations at seven Giant Food Store locations in Pennsylvania and two Panera Bread locations in New Jersey from 6am to 9am.


The following will be accepted at all donation locations:  frozen turkeys, “free turkey” coupons from any super market chain, cash donations, checks made out to Cityteam Philadelphia.  No food other than turkeys can be accepted.  Listeners can make a tax deductible donation online by going to the station’s website, www.wmgk.com.

John DeBella Turkey Drop collection locations – Love Park, Giant, Panera Bread

Live broadcast and collection location in Center City

1.  Love Park – 16th and JFK Plaza, Philadelphia, PA 19102

All PA collection locations, other than the Love Park live broadcast location, will be in front of a Giant Food Store.  Locations listed below.

2. 310 S Henderson Rd King of Prussia, PA 19406

3. 1375 Boot Rd West Chester, PA  19380

4. 550 E Lancaster Ave, St Davids PA  19087

5. 2350 Susquehanna Rd, Roslyn, PA 19001

6. 720 Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974

7 116 W. Township Line Rd, Havertown, PA 19083

8. 2550 Grant Ave Philadelphia, PA 19114
All NJ Turkey Drop locations will be in front of a Panera Bread.  Locations listed below .

9. The Promenade at Sagemore on 500 South Route 73 Marlton, NJ 08053

10. Millside Plaza at 4004 Route 130 North, Delran, NJ 08075