With the rising cost of groceries, many families may find it difficult to afford a full Thanksgiving meal this year. Fortunately, these organizations will offer free hot Thanksgiving dishes or food supplies so you can make your own meal at home. Here are a few places to check out: 

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Anosh Inc. Foundation 

When: Monday, Nov. 20

Time: 10 a.m. until supplies last 

Where: 2620 Tanglewilde St., Houston, Texas, 77063

Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Anosh Inc. Foundation plan to distribute holiday packages that include turkey, corn, cranberry sauce, green beans, macaroni, mashed potatoes and gravy. 

12th Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast

When: Thursday, Nov. 23

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Klein United Methodist Church, 5920 FM 2920 Road, Spring

Klein United Methodist Church will provide free Thanksgiving meals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Klein United Methodist Church. The church will have dine-in and take out options for free.

City Wide Club’s 45th annual Super Feast

When: Thursday, Nov. 23

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas, 77010

The City Wide Club will host its 45th anniversary Super Feast from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston.

The Super Feast includes a dine-in option for people to receive free, hot turkey dinners. The event also includes a drive-thru option to pick up items such as frozen turkeys, baked goods, bread and more. 

Stephanie Lewis, regional director for the City Wide Club of America, said they encourage attendees to call 713-752-2582 if they plan to come out so the organization can prepare beforehand. However, it is not a requirement. 

Individuals who sit and dine-in will also have the opportunity to comb through donations at the site. 

Salvation Army Houston Area Command

When: Thursday, Nov. 23

Time: 11 a.m.

Where: Wayne Bergstrom Center of Hope, 301 Avenue E, Conroe, Texas, 77301 

The Salvation Army will serve about 3,000 meals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Wayne Bergstrom Center of Hope. The Salvation Army also asks for shelf-stable food items that can be prepared into Thanksgiving Day meals to help serve the community. To find a location to donate, enter your ZIP code here: The Salvation Army Thrift Stores | Find a Dropoff Location (satruck.org)

Destined for Empowerment 

When: Thursday, Nov. 23

Time: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: 10921 Foy Lane, Houston, Texas, 77093

Destined for Empowerment will serve 2,000 Thanksgiving meals that will include turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and bottled water. 

There are two options: Individuals can eat at the location. If an individual would like to have meals prepared for over 20 people, they can call the office to prepare for pick up during that time frame. 

If your organization is providing groceries or hot meals for Thanksgiving, and you’re interested in being included, please email me at angelica@houstonlanding.org.

Hi! My name is Angelica Perez, and I am one of Houston Landing’s Civic Engagement reporters. I write explainers and guides on all types of things, from how the city maintains roadway stripes to how to navigate the naturalization process. ¡También hablo español! ¿Qué notas te gustaría leer? What questions do you have about Houston? Email me your ideas at angelica@houstonlanding.org

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Angelica Perez is a civic engagement reporter for the Houston Landing. A Houston native, she is excited to return to the city after interning at The Dallas Morning News as a breaking news intern in the...