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Where to get your free Thanksgiving fix in the Coastal Bend

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Posted at 2:40 PM, Nov 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-22 16:09:40-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The season of giving thanks is here, and local organizations in the Coastal Bend are doing their part to ensure everyone can have a happy Thanksgiving.

From turkey giveaways to Thanksgiving plates, here is a list of where residents can go to find what they're looking for:

Turkey Giveaways

  • On Nov. 18, Mike Shaw Toyota will host the 6th annual Turkeys for Troops. The event begins at 8 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. Turkey's are free to all military service members and veterans with military I.D. You can find more information on their Facebook page.
  • The Thomas J. Henry Turkey Giveaway takes place on Saturday, Nov. 19. The giveaway will happen at multiple locations in the Coastal Bend, including Alice, San Diego, Freer, and Corpus Christi. Turkey's are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information and start times, click the link.
  • In Aransas Pass, Dream Team Realtors is hosting its 5th annual Great Turkey Giveaway. The event will take place on Nov. 22 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, check out the post below:

  • The Bishop Police Department is hosting a Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9-11 a.m. It is a first come, first serve event, while supplies last. One Turkey per household and proof of residency is required.

Turkey Day Plates/Events

  • The 79th annual Joe Salem Thanksgiving Drive-Thru/Pick-up event is happening on Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day. It starts at 12 p.m. and runs until 2 p.m. Vehicles can begin lining up at 11 a.m. at the Sokol Gym at 5502 Kostoryz rd. Check out the Facebook page or the post below for more information.
  • The Bishop Police Department will hold the 2nd annual Thanksgiving Senior Citizen Feast of Caring on Nov. 21 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bishop American Legion Hall at 400 E. Texas St. in Bishop. This event is open to all Bishop area residents 55 and older, along with their caretakers. Seating is limited, so the BPD is asking folks to RSVP by calling the Bishop Police Department at 361-584-2443. This event is FREE to all seniors and a full-course thanksgiving meal will be served to attendees.

  • 4th Annual T & A's Auto Service Thanksgiving Day Gathering
    Thursday, November 24, 2022 5p.m. until they run out
    602 S Staples St.
    Free turkey plates to go!
    If you'd like to eat at the location there will be seating.
  • St. Helena Food Pantry is having a food distribution day on Nov. 23. The event will be from 1-3 p.m. at 7634 Wooldridge Rd.

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