The Midwest Poultry Federation and the Saint Paul Convention and Visitors Authority have joined together to provide a holiday gift of twenty turkeys, totaling nearly 300 pounds, to families served by Neighborhood House on Saint Paul, Minn.’s, West Side.  

“We know there are many families in need this holiday season, and through the strength of our partnership with Visit Saint Paul, it has become an annual tradition for our two organizations to join together to give back this time of year,” said Lara Durben, communications director of the Midwest Poultry Federation. “We want to share our success with the people who rely on the Neighborhood House to assist them in feeding their families during challenging economic times.”

Neighborhood House operates the largest single-site food shelf in Minnesota and has served as a multicultural, multilingual resource network for Saint Paul’s immigrants, refugees and low-income families since 1897.


The gift turkeys recognize a partnership between Visit Saint Paul and the Midwest Poultry Federation, which has been holding its annual conference in Saint Paul since 1997. 

The conference will bring 2,100 poultry farmers, companies and suppliers to the Saint Paul RiverCentre in March 2013. The federation recently committed to hold the conference at the RiverCentre through 2015.