Operation Turley Drop 2016 – Frozen Turkey Collection for local Veterans.

Oct 10, 16 Operation Turley Drop 2016 – Frozen Turkey Collection for local Veterans.
It’s that time of year again, the leaves are changing and the Holidays are around the corner. Thanksgiving is next month. As many of us are blessed to know we’ll be in our Home with our Families with a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner but many local Veterans are just struggling to maintain a roof over their head. They shouldn’t have to worry about what will or won’t be on the dinner table.


We will be starting our Annual Turkey Drive this month and be collecting right up until Thanksgiving. Last year we collected and distributed over 350 turkeys to local Veterans, not only the bird but also in some cases up to 30 pounds of food with it. In 2014 we collected and distributed over 120 turkeys each with up to 60 pounds of food. Boots on the Ground NY works with many Veterans and their families throughout the year and we know their situations. We also get many calls for assistance and we like to tell them not to worry about the Holidays, we’ll be there for you & the community will be there for you.

We maintain freezers and refrigerators on site at the VAC and are ready to start collecting Turkeys at our October 15th food drive collection. We will also be collecting on pretty much most Saturday’s till Thanksgiving and also on some select evenings, but can also meet by notification at what’s convenient for you as some of our members do work in the area.


No Veteran should ever worry about meals and the Holidays, please Support Our Veterans and join us in “Leaving No Veteran Behind”


Guaranteed collection dates and times (more will be added so check our Facebook page)


Saturday October 15th, 1000-1500 hours https://www.facebook.com/events/1222048731162691/

Saturday October 29th, 1100-1400 hours  www.facebook.com/events/310101636011703/

Wednesday November 2nd, 1800-2100 hours

Saturday November 5th, 1000-1500 hours

Tuesday November 8th, 1800-1930 hours

Saturday November 12th, 1200-1500 hours

Tuesday November 15th, 1800-1930 hours

Wednesday November 16th, 1800-2100 hours

Saturday November 19th, 1000-1500 hours  www.facebook.com/events/1750333485233241/


We are in need of food (canned, boxed & frozen) as well as Frozen Turkeys

(Turkey breasts and whole chickens also)


What else we need………

Canned foods, such as soups, meals in a can, chef boy r dee, Chili.

Cans or packets of tuna fish, turkey, chicken, fruit, etc

Frozen Foods- (we have 3 freezers and 2 fridges)

Pasta and sauce, Mac and cheese. Rice dishes.

Boxed foods, cereals, carbs, breakfast bars, etc

Coffee, (cans and k-cups)

Snacks, (individual packets).


We are also always collecting for these Support Programs….

BOTGNY maintains food pantries that feeds hundreds of vets (between our location and other pantries we supply),

BOTGNY ships care package items twice a month to troops overseas,

BOTGNY also supply veterans in hospitals and inpatient programs with supplies they need, toiletries, phone cards, clothing (socks/sweats/t-shirt’s/underwear)

We also always need microwaves, coffee makers. pots/pans, kitchen ware sets, dishes, etc, for our Veteran Support programs (which helps furnishes homes of veterans who recently transitioned from homeless in housing.


You can also make a donation at www.BootsontheGroundNY.com/donate if you are unable to drop off donations. All donations are tax deductible


The VAC (Veteran Activity Center) is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma. 631-615-2200


Thank You for Your Support!

Boots on the Ground NY

Fed# 27-4279559



Leaving No Veteran Behind!

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