2017 Events

**Upcoming EVENTS**

August 6, 2017
Central Park
Valparaiso, IN

Click the Turkeypalooza 2017 tab above for all the fun info.


9th Annual Turkey Bunco

Sept 11th at 6:30pm

Heritage Lutheran Church – 308 Washington St, Valpo
Click below to get your tickets for just $10 will seats are available!


2nd Annual
Porter County TURKEY BOWL
November 11, 2017 

Teams will be made up of police, fire and EMS in the area who wish to play in this fun football game.  More info coming soon.

Hosted by Porter EMS and InHealth Integrated to support 500 Turkeys efforts to feed families in NWI.


EMS Conference
May 22, 2017 – Expo Center – Valpo
Hosted by Porter EMS and
IN-Heath Integrated Care

Thanks so much for choosing 500 Turkey’s to support as the non-profit for this event.  We are honored to be chosen and blessed to have met such great people and been a part of this wonderful event.  We thank all first responders and all they do to help us when we need it.  We lift you in our prayers for protection and guidance.  


Past 2016 Events…
Turkeypalooza August 7, 2016
Central Park, Valparaiso

Happy to report that Turkeypalooza's sponsors, guests, donors and volunteers raised almost $10,000 to help feed families in need this Thanksgiving.  We couldn't do this without the support of our community.  Thank you so much!








8th Annual
September 19, 2016

Another successful year!  Thanks to all who came, donated & volunteered, the Bunco Babes were able to raise over $2,700 for 500 Turkeys!  Thanks so much!


Fall Harvest Festival
Friday, Oct 14, 4p-6p
Down Town Valparaiso

What a great time!  The costumes were wonderful and the kids were great!  Great job parents.  Thanks to McDonald's of Porter County for the donation of free food cards!  Hope you all enjoyed your treats!


3rd Annual
Run Turkey Run
October 16

Hosted & Coordinated by Hobart American Legion #54
And Friends To Support 500 Turkeys.  Over $900 raised and donated.





1st Annual Porter County
Nov 12, 10:00am


Thanks for the support!  
This event raised $1000.00
Hosted & Coordinated by,
Porter Health Care Systems First Responders And Friends 





Food Drop Off 2016
November 5th – 9:30a-2:30p

Collected food from all over NW Indiana will be dropped off, sorted, stacked and counted.  We could use some people that are great with lifting, counting, organizing and having fun! If that is you, please click below to sign up for a day of joy as the Lord rains down blessings of food & faith.

Family Pre-Boxing Nights
Nov 14 & 15, 6p-8p

This is a great event that the whole family can enjoy.  Anyone from 5 years old to 90 years old are welcome to serve.  It's not JUST about boxing food.  We split into 4 teams and rotate stations doing crafts, games, snack time and pre-boxing meal gifts. This is a very popular day for many.  Volunteering is first come first serve.

Clothes N Prayers
Collecting WINTER GEAR

Please help us provide warmth to those who need it.  Donate new or used, clean coats, hats, gloves and scarves.
It will warm the body and the heart.

Valparaiso Nazerene Church
Volunteers, you can bring your donations when you come to volunteer as well.
We are ONLY collecting these specific items.
Clothes N Prayers is making some adjustments this year.


Distribution Days
Nov 19, 11a-6p
Nov 20, 2p-5p

We could not possibly deliver 1000 meal gifts.  Instead, we spend 2 days serving and loving on the families who come to pick up their meal gifts.  Guests get food, clothes, health care advise, prayer and more.  We need volunteers to make that happen.  Visit the volunteer tab to sign up and be a part of the blessing.
Times listed are for guests.  Volunteer times will be adjusted to serve.

Valparaiso Nazarene Church
2702 E Glendale Blvd Valparaiso, IN