Where to find free turkey giveaways or Thanksgiving dinner in the RGV

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Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)—Some families may not have the financial means to enjoy the holiday they deserve during this overwhelming year.

As Thanksgiving approaches, several locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley are offering free turkey giveaways or Thanksgiving dinners this season.

Free Thanksgiving Turkey/Dinner in the Rio Grande Valley

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Turkey Meal Giveaway

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office will host it’s annual Turkey Meal Giveaway at three different locations on three different dates from November 17, 2020 to November 19.

November 17: Guerra’s Event Center (11723 N. FM 88, Weslaco)

November 18: Endowment Center San Carlos (107 Sunflower Road, Edinburg)

November 19: Saint Ann’s Church (17109 Coconut Palm Drive, Penitas)

3rd Annual Family Feast-Curbside Pickup

Owassa Academy will continue with the Family Feast Tradition- Curbside Pickup. They will be giving three plates to each family until food lasts on Nov. 19.

Please fill out this link, to help IDEA know if your family will be attending.

Mission Crime Stoppers Turkey Giveaway

Turkey Giveaway, with COVID-19 precautions in place. Officers plan to hand out more than 200 meals to needy families on Nov. 19.

Mission Crime Stoppers will host a turkey giveaway for preselected families.

The families are preselected based on need by Mission CISD and the Community Development Block Grant Program.

Address: Mission Parks & Recreation Building, 721 N. Bryan Road

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