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Annual turkey drive brings joy and Thanksgiving meals to University Village

For the seventh year in a row, the UC Berkeley Police Department delivered frozen turkeys, boxes of produce and gift cards to University Village families ahead of the holidays. (Photo courtesy UCPD)

Christmas came a bit early this year for 75 families at University Village, UC Berkeley’s family student housing community in Albany, where Thanksgiving fixings were delivered by the UC Berkeley Police Department as part of its annual turkey drive.

A photo shows two people standing in an open doorway. They are both wearing facemasks, and one of them holds a large frozen turkey.

This year, the number of University Village families participating in the turkey drive nearly doubled compared to last year. (Photo courtesy UCPD)

For the seventh year in a row, UCPD, in partnership with Cal Dining, University Village Management and the Police Officers union, bundled up a frozen turkey, a box of produce and a $40 gift card to Sprouts or Target, where families can pick out their favorite Thanksgiving side dishes, said Sgt. Jacob Westlie who, with Lt. Sabrina

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