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Douglas Development, M&T Bank to host turkey giveaway at Seneca One

Giveaway to help 500 families in Buffalo community
Posted at 7:34 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 19:34:45-05

BUFFALO (WKBW) — Douglas Development is teaming up with M&T Bank to help Buffalo families celebrate Thanksgiving.

The companies announced that they will donate 500 frozen turkeys and give them away during a drive-thru event at Seneca One in downtown Buffalo.

“Like our partners at M&T Bank, Douglas Development and the team at Seneca One are committed to giving back to the community, and with the difficulties this year has brought, helping our neighbors is more important than ever,” said Douglas Jemal, principal of Douglas Development.

Turkeys will be given on first-come, first-get basis at on Monday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Seneca One, 1 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.

COVID-19 safety precautions will be observed during the distribution. There is no need to pre-register. All families needing help are welcome.

“We’re grateful for Douglas Development and all the volunteers for helping make this donation of 500 fresh frozen turkeys possible. No family table in our community need be without a turkey and trimming this Thanksgiving,” Shelley Drake, regional president at M&T Bank.

“This donation of 500 fresh frozen turkeys is a practical way to assist families in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are honored to partner with the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Department in distributing the turkeys to ensure they get to those who are in need.”, said Jemal.

The giveaway is supported by volunteers from the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Department. The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Bisons will also send Billy Buffalo and Buster Bison to help celebrate the giveaway.