For the third time, Rockford-raised NBA star Fred Van Vleet, will be helping more families than ever, put Thanksgiving food on the table.

Again, Fred Van Vleet, is right on time, when our community needs him most. The pandemic has been so many different kinds of difficult, and in some of the most painful ways. Communities stay strong when we all find our own unique ways to contribute. Some, call the Toronto Raptors guard, 'Steady Freddy', a nickname earned from his on-court work ethic. I believe 'steady' is also a great word to describe his love for his home.

Fred Van Vleet's Turkey Drive a Blessing for Hundreds of Rockford Families
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The 3rd Annual Freed Van Vleet Turkey Drive has been scheduled for Friday, November 20th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m..The event will be held at BMO Harris Bank Center, located at 300 Elm Street, in downtown Rockford.

According to event organizes, each family will be given a turkey, plus a bag containing several side dish options.

All who attend must wear a mask and be prepared to practice social distancing, while at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

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The event hopes to feed 700 Rockford families. If you or your organization is interested in sponsorship opportunities or you would like to make a donations, contact Brian Jungreis or Mikayla Richardson

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