Festival presents checks from Turkey Trot

GREEN BAY – The sixth annual Turkey Trot a couple months back brought people back together Friday.

Festival Foods presented checks to participating Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs in 8 Wisconsin cities, including Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, and Manitowoc.

The Thanksgiving Day event raised more than $300,000.

The president of the Fox Cities YMCA says without the money they wouldn’t be able to help as many families.

“If we didn’t have the money from the Turkey Trot, which is a part of our annual campaign, we would either have to charge an additional fee for all of our camp programs and child care program membership.  We would not be able to provide as much financial assistance to those families who need it the most,” said Bill Breider, Fox Cities YMCA president.

In the six years of Turkey Trots, Festival Foods has distributed more than $982,000.

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