Families in need will be able to get a free turkey at LMCU Ballpark this Wednesday, March 10.

MLive reports that Meijer, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Feeding America West Michigan, and the West Michigan Whitecaps have come together to provide nearly 6,000 frozen turkeys.

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The turkey giveaway is 10a.m. to 3p.m. (or until supplies last) at LMCU Ballpark (formerly Fifth Third Ballpark) at 4500 W. River Dr. NE in Comstock Park. Volunteers will place the turkey in your trunk or back seat, so there will be no need to exit your vehicle.

According to a a Facebook Event for the giveaway, here's how it will work:

  • Open to the public.
  • Do not exit your vehicle at any time.
  • Follow directions of posted signs.
  • Have room in your vehicle’s trunk or back seat to accommodate a turkey.
  • Please wait patiently while others are served.

Cathy Cooper, Meijer’s senior director of community partnerships and giving, said in a release,

“Meijer cares about the communities we serve and we are pleased to stand beside the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and the West Michigan Whitecaps to donate nearly 6,000 turkeys to area families in need. We know the coronavirus pandemic has made an impact on the lives of those who live here, and we wanted to do our part to help.”


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