Houstonians across the city are helping families have a great vacation despite the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
HOUSTON – For many families struggling this year, it may not seem possible to share a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Fortunately, there are several organizations that offer free turkey and all the ingredients.
If you’re looking for help or want help with Thanksgiving, here’s a list of resources that put groceries on the table:
Houston Super Fest
The 42nd annual Thanksgiving Superfest takes place on Thanksgiving10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center. To make a reservation or request a grocery basket and clothing, call (713) 752-2582.
The City Wide Club is also looking for donations and volunteers for this take away super festival. If you want to help, you can call them or go to their website.
Salvation Army Curb Festival
The Salvation Army’s annual Turkey Day tradition continues this year, but with pandemic-friendly precautions. On Thanksgiving, Meals are available for pick-up from the Salvation Army Jones Residence at 1603 McGowen Street from 12pm to 3pm
Monkey Tails Restaurant
Monkey’s Tail is giving away 500 free single meals on Thanksgiving from 10am to 12pm. These include turkey breast and leg, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, green bean casserole, a bun, turkey sauce, cranberry sauce, and a pumpkin pie snickerdoodle biscuit. They are located at 5802 Fulton Street. First come first serve.
Texans Care for Texans campaign
The Houston Texans Foundation is accepting donations to help the Houston Food Bank feed half a million families for this Thanksgiving Day. Every dollar earned provides three meals for those who need them. If you need groceries, you can visit the Food Bank website or call their hotline at 832-369-9390.
HTX Community Fridges
A group of Houstonians have installed community refrigerators across the city to help families put food on the table. HTX Community Fridges currently has refrigerators in four areas: two in Alief; one in Bellaire; and one in the third division. They are filled with non-perishable and labeled perishable food, and volunteers sign up to monitor or donate to the refrigerator. The opening times for each refrigerator vary depending on the location.
At the Third Ward location, there is also a coat trip for anyone who needs a jacket or other warm clothing.