Join the 2022 Turkey Challenge

Today’s the Day! Help buy 2,500 Holiday Meals

Thanks to these businesses, schools & organizations who have given to help buy holiday meals for their neighbors!

Hawthorne Elementary School, Helena Employee Association, Morningstar Montessori School, Mark’s Lumber, Montana Community Foundation, Helena Chamber of Commerce, Rock Hand Ace Hardware, Stonetree Climbing Center, Central Elementary School, Pioneer Aerostructures, Raghorn Grill & Tavern, St. Peter’s Health Women’s & Children Unit, Dept. of Environmental Quality, Helena SurgiCenter, McHugh Mobile Home Park, and many, many more.

Accept the challenge and donate online here to provide meals for our neighbors in need this holiday season and all year long.

Donate Here

Your Gift of:

$20 – buys all the sides needed for a family
$30 – buys a turkey or ham for a family
$50 – buys a full holiday meal for a family


Holiday Meals Have Been Donated So Far


Will you help us reach our goal of 2,500 holiday meals?

Building A Strong Community

Turkey Challenge is more than donating to a good cause; it is a Helena tradition. It’s when our community comes together to look out for one another. During the holidays, food and goodwill flow freely in many homes. Your gift will ensure that everyone has food on their table for the holidays, lightening care, and warming hearts.

The Tradition Continues: fun & food at the Library

Donate your virtual holiday meal above to fund the turkeys and sides for this season. And we are bringing back food collection to the library and local stores so we can connect with one another as a community. You can join the fun by supporting our November Food Drives at local stores and the Lewis & Clark Library in Helena & East Helena. Get your competitive spirit on and challenge friends, classmates, and co-workers. Then, join us for fun activities at the Helena branch on November 18 to celebrate nutrition, community, and the spirit of human kindness.


Please DO NOT bring turkeys to the Library this year. It is more cost-effective for us if you donate funds and let us buy the turkeys. We welcome any canned food items, though. See the list below for helpful options.

Challenge Day Activities at the Library:

  • Turkey Challenge Fund Drive: drop off your donation in person and join in the festivities
  • Cooking demonstration and holiday food samples at 11:00 and 2:00
  • Holiday art projects for the kids from 10:00-5:00
  • Holiday Food Drive: bring canned food donations anytime
  • When you drop off food at the library on Nov 18, take a selfie with Tom Turkey and post it on social media with #Turkey-Challenge

Holiday Food Collection Items:

The following items are the most helpful items to donate during the November food drives: Canned Pumpkin, Boxed Stuffing, Canned Fruit, Jello/Pudding, Canned Cranberries, Evaporated Milk, Canned Green Beans. Canned Yams/Sweet Potatoes, Canned Broth, and Olives

This Year’s Challenge is Sponsored by

Cochrane Insurance



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