DULUTH - A turkey challenge ended with a local food shelf buried in birds. It's thanks to the 2013 class of Leadership Duluth.
The CHUM food shelf now has 125 turkeys supplied by Sysco.
After class members visited CHUM a few years ago they realized there was a great need for turkeys around Thanksgiving.
So they decided to donate 50 birds and challenged the next class to give even more.
It's a tradition that led to Friday's big turkey giveaway.
"Giving back to the community, this is a good thing, and I'm assuming next year we'll probably have 175 turkeys and every year we're just going to keep challenging last year's class to keep, just keep upping the ante for a good cause," said Director of Catering and Events for the New London Corporation Fran Bussey.
The group is a leadership development program that's part of the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce.