Operation Turkey

Providing Thanksgiving dinner for Prince William families

Operation Turkey provides Thanksgiving meals to more than 800 families in Greater Prince William who would not otherwise have been able to join in the festivities. Here are four ways you can help:

1. Donate Food

Suggested Items (Downloadable Flyer)
Canned vegetables, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, cornbread/muffin mix, canned pumpkin, potatoes, Bisquick, canned fruit/applesauce, rice, dry beans, soup, pasta and sauces, coffee/tea/cocoa, boxed desserts, Jello/pudding, peanut butter and jelly, sugar and flour

Drop-off Dates:
Saturday, Nov. 10 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Thursday, Nov. 15 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Friday, Nov. 16 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Drop-off Location:
Manassas Adventist Preparatory School (MAPS)
8225 Barrett Dr., Manassas, VA 20109

Coordinate a food drive with your office, family, church, civic group, sports team or neighborhood!

2. Make a Monetary Donation

Just $50 provides a complete holiday meal to a family of four. Donate online or by check (payable to “NVFS” with “Operation Turkey” on the memo line). Our administrative address:

Northern Virginia Family Service
ATTN: Operation Turkey
10455 White Granite Dr., Suite 100
Oakton, VA 22124


Please note, should contributions for Operation Turkey exceed our budgeted need, gifts will be directed to where they are needed most in the mission to help children and families living in poverty throughout Northern Virginia.

3. Donate Grocery Store Cards

Families may also wish to purchase perishable items, such as turkey or other fresh produce. NVFS recommends Shoppers Food Warehouse gift cards, but all grocery gift cards are welcome. Please send gift cards to:

Northern Virginia Family Service
ATTN: Operation Turkey
10455 White Granite Dr., Suite 100
Oakton, VA 22124

4. Volunteer

Thursday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 18

Sign-up link will be posted on or around Friday, Oct. 5. Register early! We always have lots of enthusiastic volunteers, and slots fill quickly.

Volunteers help sort and organize food, prepare meal packages and assist at distribution. This is a great family-friendly opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact Navara Cannon at ncannon@nvfs.org.