Hey, Fly Ty will be hitting the streets again to give away Free Turkeys from Steve Harvey this year. The SHMS Turkey give away is happening this year for ALL SHMS affiliates. Steve Harvey is coordinating with Walmart. and will be giving away Turkey GIFT CARDS from Walmart again this year, and they will be sent to our listeners well in advance.
Charities and churches will often provide free Thanksgiving dinners to low income families or really anyone that is looking for help during the 2021 holiday season. In general, the meals or food boxes near you are served on site to anyone that wants one, and they are open to the public. Other forms of assistance may also be offered, such as gift certificates to purchase groceries or Thanksgiving baskets and some charities will even pass out a free Thanksgiving turkey to the needy.
Some churches, such as the Salvation Army, may serve a lunch or Thanksgiving day dinner near you, while other charities may serve them one day before or after the holiday. Or it may be that a local charity does not even serve a meal, but rather they provide the client with a free basket or box of food (or a voucher to a grocery store) to buy a turkey. They also provide all the side toppings that the family needs. More information on how to apply for help is below.
Food pantries, some of which also have a soup kitchen on site, may provide help in one of two ways. These tend to be local in that they only serve people in a limited area and each center has their own application process, resources, and hours of operation.
- Food banks may only give a Thanksgiving holiday turkey as well as the sides, such as cranberry, gravy, bread and other items, to an income qualified family and their children.
- Soup kitchens may be located at some food banks. These sites will tend to serve an entire hot dinner to individuals, including the homeless.
- Some of these charity run food pantries may give the client a gift certificate to redeem at a local supermarket. This will allow the family to buy their own turkey and maybe other food items.
It is recommended to call or stop by a pantry to learn more on what they offer. Anyone that is seeking help at Thanksgiving (or really any holiday) should ask in advance what type of services are provided, and do not wait until November rolls around. We want to send a huge THANK YOU to Steve Harvey who goes all out every year to give away free turkeys to those in need!