When your doorbell rings on the evening of Wednesday, November 6, it will not be left over trick-or-treaters at your door; instead it will be turkey trotters.
Amery’s Turkey Trot is an annual event of the Amery FUEL (Faith Used IN Every Day Life) community youth group; youth from about eight churches that come together about six times a year. FUEL youth will be going door knocking for non-perishable food and monetary donations, which will be delivered directly to the Amery Food Pantry that evening. The group will be covering homes within the Amery City limits and some outskirts, too.
FUEL has been doing a turkey trot for about six years, but some area churches have been turkey trotting for even longer.
Liz Bowman said, “The Turkey Trot is a dear way for the kids to learn about the needs right here in our community, and to give people an opportunity to donate and learn without even leaving their home. Kids can also see how communities can step up to care for one another and how generosity even in the smallest amount can go a long way, especially when everyone pitches in.”
If your home does not get visited during the Trot, you can bring donations directly to the Amery Food Pantry (located at 230 Deronda Street) or bring items to a local church to drop it off.