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Where you can get free Thanksgiving meals in the Houston area

Houstonians across the city are helping families have a happy holiday despite the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HOUSTON — For many families struggling this year, sharing a traditional Thanksgiving meal may not seem possible. 

Thankfully, there are several organizations that are providing free turkeys and all the trimmings.

If you're looking for help -- or looking to help for Thanksgiving -- here's a list of resources that are putting food on the table:

Houston Super Feast

The 42nd Annual Thanksgiving Super Feast will be held on Thanksgiving Day, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center. If you want to make a reservation or get a food basket and clothes, call them at (713) 752-2582.

The City Wide Club is also looking for donations and volunteers for this grab-and-go style Super Feast. If you'd like to help, you can give them a call or go to their website.

Salvation Army Curbside Feast 

The Salvation Army's annual Turkey Day tradition will continue this year, but with pandemic-friendly precautions. On Thanksgiving Day, meals will be available for pickup at The Salvation Army Jones Residence at 1603 McGowen St. from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Monkey Tails restaurant

Monkey’s Tail is giving away 500 free individual meals on Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to noon. They include turkey breast and leg, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, green bean casserole, a dinner roll, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and a pumpkin pie snickerdoodle cookie. They're located at 5802 Fulton Street. First-come, first-served.

Texans Care for Texans Campaign

The Houston Texans Foundation is taking donations to help the Houston Food Bank feed a half-million families this Thanksgiving. Every dollar raised provides three meals for those who need them. If you need food, you can go to the Food Bank's website or call their helpline at 832-369-9390. 

HTX Community Fridges

A group of Houstonians have been installing community fridges across the city to help families put food on the table. HTX Community Fridges currently has fridges in four areas: two in Alief; one in Bellaire; and one in Third Ward. They're stocked with non-perishable and labeled perishable foods, and volunteers sign up to monitor or donate to the fridge. The hours for each fridge vary depending on the location.

The Third Ward location is also hosting a coat drive for anyone that needs a jacket or other warm clothes.