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In annual turkey giveaway, UCPD brightens student-parent tables

Frozen meals were distributed at University Village, home to student-parents

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The UCPD turkey giveaway is an annual Thanksgiving tradition. (UC Berkeley photo by Sofia Liashcheva)

On a chilly November Thursday this week, a team of two dozen UCPD police officers, student safety officers and other UC Berkeley staff gave away 75 frozen turkeys to UC Berkeley student-parents.

The event is an annual tradition from the police department, which gives away the turkeys at University Village in Albany, where many student-parents live in apartment-type housing with their families. Each turkey box came with a side of vegetables and a gift card.

The turkeys were supplied by Cal Dining and loaded onto police trucks and vans by crews of full-time staff and student workers.