Editor’s note: This story will be updated as we get more information on Thanksgiving distributions and free community meals.
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Local non-profit organizations, churches and groups are offering free Thanksgiving community meals and food distributions.
The following is a list of meal distributions and free Thanksgiving community meals that will be held ahead of Thanksgiving.
Bobby Pulido’s Thanksgiving Distribution
Tejano legend Bobby Pulido is giving away 500 turkey meals on Thanksgiving in Edinburg.
The free drive-thru meal distribution will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, November 23 at 312 E. Cano St., in Edinburg.
A McAllen synagogue is giving away free turkeys to all Veterans in need.
Rabbi Asher Hecht from Chabad RGV says the Valley Jewish community members will distribute turkeys starting at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 601 W. Dove Ave. in McAllen.
One of Harlingen’s popular family-owned and operated restaurants is hosting its annual Turkey Feast.
“If you know of an elderly neighbor or family who is in need of a hot, fresh, made to order Thanksgiving meal please reach out,” Panchito’s said on a social media post.
Pick up and delivery of meals will be available starting Monday, Nov. 20 through Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Food Bank Rio Grande Valley
The Food Bank RGV announced its annual drive-thru Thanksgiving distribution to serve 1,000 families on a first come, first serve basis.
Residents from all Valley cities are welcome to attend with an ID and proof of address.
The distribution line starts at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15. Food will be distributed starting at 4 p.m. until supplies last.
Food can be picked up at RGV Food Bank headquarters located on 724 N. Cage Blvd. in Pharr.
Hope Family Health Center Feast of Sharing
Hope Family Health Center will be hosting their 3rd annual Feast of Sharing.
This year, the center anticipates to feed 1,000 meals and give 400 bags of non-perishable food to the community.
All Valley residents are welcome to attend the feast at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22 at the Radisson Hotel located on 2721 S. 10th St. in McAllen.
Meals will be served while supplies last.
Llenando Tu Pancita!
Attorney Krystal Garza and Associates are welcoming residents to stop by a Thanksgiving drive-thru.
Over 1,000 free food plates will be served with gifts, music, prizes and more.
The event will start at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Pharr Development and Research Center located on 850 W. Dicker Rd. in Pharr.
New Wine Church
New Wine Church in La Feria is inviting the community for a free meal on Thanksgiving day.
Community members will be allowed to dine in or take out their meal starting 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 23 at RGV Shrine Club on 13415 E. Expressway 83 in La Feria.
RGV Gives Back Thanksgiving Dinner
RGV Gives Back, a Valley-based non-profit, is hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner this week.
500 free meals will be distributed at the in-person event.
The dinner will begin at 4 p.m., Sunday Nov. 19 at St. John’s Episcopal Church located on 2500 N. 10th St. in McAllen.
The dinner is open to all Rio Grande Valley residents.
Thanksgiving Together: A Community Feast
Operation Christmas RGV is inviting residents in Mercedes and surrounding areas to its annual Thanksgiving feast.
The non-profit aims to distribute meals for up to 200 families.
The Thanksgiving feast is set for 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19 at American Legion J.A. Garcia Post 172 located on 321 S. Ohio Ave. in Mercedes.
Food distributions will continue while supplies last.
Loaves and Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley
Loaves and Fishes will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for Harlingen and Raymondville residents.
The annual dinner will be hosted from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday Nov. 21 at both locations.
Loaves and Fishes Harlingen is located on 514 S. E Street. The Raymondville headquarters is located on 776 W. Kimball Ave.
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