Senator Chris McDaniel’s Annual Christmas Turkey Giveaway

Every December, just a few days before Christmas, at West Ellisville Baptist Church, Senator Chris McDaniel hosts a turkey giveaway, handing them out free to needy families.  This Tuesday will be2XBJ_Turkey_Giveaway_12_21_13_McDaniel_family_4019 the 9th annual event.  Most years he and a team of volunteers hand out as many as 500 turkeys.  This year 2.5 tons of turkeys will be handed out.  Those who would like to receive a turkey only have to drive up to the church, remain in the vehicle, and say “Merry Christmas.”  It’s that’s simple.

Sadly, this story receives far less media attention than it should.  Since it began, Senator McDaniel has spent more than $40,000 of his own money on the giveaway.

Do we see such generous gestures from any of our political leaders? No, but Senator McDaniel doesn’t do it for the publicity, only for the generosity.

For those cynics who might think he started the event simply to curry favor with voters, think again.  This began in 2006, before he began his political career in the state senate.  And, contrary to the nasty and untrue ads run against him, there is not a shred of racism anywhere.  In fact, most of the families who receive turkeys are African American.  And they are as welcome as anyone else.

turkey giveaway USEChris McDaniel is a deeply committed Christian who believes in walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.  Our Lord commanded us to do unto others as we would have them do unto us, to love one another and to be a blessing to our fellow man.  Senator McDaniel has succeeded greatly in the legal profession and built a stellar political career dedicated to serving the people.  His annual turkey giveaway is one of the many ways he gives back to his community.  One would be hard pressed to find a finer example of Christian values, generosity, and compassion for others.



  1. says:

    I hope Senator McDaniel runs for office again. He can always count on my vote.

    Mildred Lewis


  2. Hey Guys: The turkey give away is a nice act of compassion. Thanks for sharing the story. Someone once said something to the effect that there is no better way to show your love, than to help your neighbor.
    David Frazier

  3. P Tom Young says:

    Chris McDaniel is truly an honorable man and the people of Mississippi should stand up and demand that he be appointed to the Senate when Cochran announces his retirement.

  4. Chris hasn’t changed from the person he has always been, even through all the politics of the recent months. I hope some of the skeptics who too often make negative comments on this and other sites recognize that none of the establishment candidates will ever be true to their constituents as Chris is to all people. The establishment candidates are controlled by the big money and super funded pacs that only care about maintaining the status quo and keeping power and keeping the big money flowing their way. If you don’t believe it just checkout the just passed budget and the players involved in it. Congratulations to Chris on staying true to your beliefs and for your humanity to your fellow man.

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