Thanksgiving on the High Plains: Free meals and giveaways | KAMR

Amarillo, TX (KAMR/KCIT) – Community outreach events may make the difference to a person or family who is unsure of whether or not they will be able to get a holiday meal. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, many organizations around the High Plains host meals and gifts throughout the holiday week along with some other organizations that provide services throughout the year.

Mission City of Faith

Faith City Mission has announced a Thanksgiving Awareness event for November 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Faith City location at 600 N. Tyler St. in Amarillo. Thanksgiving dinner will be served after the church service by Trent Taylor, according to the organization, with “all the fixings” including mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, rolls and puddings.

After the Thanksgiving meal, the organization said the winter outreach program will provide guests with items such as:

  • winter coats
  • winter gloves
  • stockings
  • scarf
  • Tubogans
  • blankets

First United Methodist Church in Portales, New Mexico

Roosevelt County officials announced that the United Methodist Church’s first community outreach Thanksgiving dinner was scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 25.

Officials at the event described 400-500 meals expected to be served, although there were no deliveries for the 2021 dinner.

High Plains Food Bank (HPFB)

Food banks across the United States often host annual turkey flights and fundraising events to help put Thanksgiving meals on the tables of those in need. HPFB hosted its annual Turkey Run on November 15 as a fundraising effort for its services and has remained a source for food storage and outreach to the community.

United Way of Amarillo and Canyon

Serving Randall and Potter Counties with its local branch, United Way offers a toll-free 2-1-1 hotline to connect individuals and families for help with food, prescriptions, rental or mortgage assistance, utilities, shelter, and mental health care.

Meals on Amarillo Wheels

Although the organization said it will close on Thursday and Friday, Meals on Wheels Amarillo is in the process of delivering meals made at BSA and Northwest Texas hospitals to customers such as seniors staying at home. The organization also recently launched its “Animeals on Wheels” program to provide dog or cat food to customers once a month.

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