Local Families Benefit from Turkey Drive

State Senator Anthony Portantino (left) helped with the AAA food drive on Monday.

State Senator Anthony J. Portantino from La Cañada partnered with the Automobile Club of Southern California and the City of Glendale to provide support for families during this holiday season. The Thanksgiving Turkey Drive took place on Monday, Nov. 22 at Pacific Park Picnic Shelters in Glendale.

“I am excited to join the Automobile Club of Southern California and the City of Glendale for this wonderful charitable event and help coordinate this effort,” said Senator Portantino. “Local families have been hit hard since the start of the pandemic and making these donations are more important than ever. There are so many people in need and it is great to help provide much needed resources throughout our community.”

“AAA is proud to partner with Senator Portantino to help those in need celebrate Thanksgiving this year,” said Marianne Kim, Senior Public Affairs specialist with the Auto Club. “This event is an important part of the holiday season as these donations make a significant positive impact for our communities.”

“We were happy to join forces and collaborate with Senator Portantino and his office to make this event possible. The City and its Community Services & Parks Dept. provide various programs year-round that serve all families throughout the city. The Turkey Drive was yet another way for the City to share its resources with the community and provide the centerpiece for the upcoming holiday meal. We wish our community a safe and enjoyable holiday season,” added Glendale Mayor Paula Devine.

The joint effort resulted in the distribution of 200 turkeys to local nonprofits and families.