An American Tradition

Pigskins and Turkeys is a non-profit organization created to provide Long Island families with the key components of a true American Thanksgiving tradition - turkeys and footballs. We collect turkeys and footballs from individual contributors and donate them to local organizations that feed families in need. These organizations include Island Harvest, The INN and various Long Island parishes.

We also accept monetary donations to purchase turkeys and footballs on a contributor's behalf.

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So what's the connection between Thanksgiving and football?

In our family, each Thanksgiving has been spent eating lots of home-cooked food with the familiar sound of the annual Thanksgiving Day football game in the background. Many Thanksgivings have even started or ended with an outdoor game of touch football...despite the unpredictable weather in the Northeast. For us, the association between football and turkey has always been clear.

Want to learn more about the history of Thanksgiving and football? Check out these resources: