1,200 turkey giveaway

Gobble, gobble!

It's that time of year again to get your fix of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pies and more festive side dishes.

These places and organizations are offering a little bit of help for your Thanksgiving get together.

Several Tucson locations are giving away free Thanksgiving dinners or ingredients. 

Lerner and Rowe's Thanksgiving giveaway

Lerner and Rowe's will be giving away 750 Thanksgiving packages that include items to make a traditional holiday meal.

This drive-thru event is non-contact; families are asked to remain in their vehicles and just open their trunk or a side door to allow volunteers to place items inside. Please note that only one Thanksgiving package will be handed out per vehicle, while supplies last.

Where: Manheim Tucson, 7090 S. Craycroft Road

When: Monday, Nov. 22, 6- 8 p.m.

Visit their website for more information. 

Giving Community 

Arizona Bilingual Newspaper will giveaway 150 gift cards for turkeys, plus a series of family friendly activities like live music, dancing, singing, raffles, educational activities, flu shots, COVID-19 vaccines, health information, free bags of food and phones.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visit the event page for more information. 

Tucson’s Gospel Rescue Mission served close to 2,500 meals for last year’s holiday. Above, Mike Sitzman debones a turkey.

Thanksgiving Blessings to Go at Gospel Rescue Mission

Grab a Thanksgiving dinner at Gospel Rescue Mission, drive-thru style. The mission will have a ready-to-heat-and-eat meals, non-perishable food items and hygiene products. Make sure to get there early while supplies last.

Where: H.S. Lopez Family Foundation Center of Opportunity, 4550 S. Palo Verde Road

When: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Visit the event page for more information.

Free Produce Giveaway

In partnership with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and faith community partners, Interfaith Community Services will be offering fresh, free produce and other items to help with fill your fridge and table this holiday month.

All food item will be provided by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. These no-touch, socially-distanced drive through events will be happening at different locations, like Mount Calvary M.B. Church, Northminster Presbyterian Church, Unleashed Christian Church and Interfaith Community Services.

When: Saturday, Nov. 13; Thursday, Nov. 18; and Friday, Nov. 19, 8-10 a.m.; Saturday, Nov. 20, 6:30-8 a.m.

Visit the event page for more information. 

37th annual Thanksgiving Dinner Drive-thru

The Salvation Army will have 250 local volunteers preparing and cooking traditional Thanksgiving meals, including turkeys and side dishes. Cruise over to St. Demetrius Greek Church on Thanksgiving Day and grab a holiday meal to take home to enjoy with friends and family. 

Where: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell

When: Thursday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visit their website for more information.


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