CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching and some Charleston-area organizations and businesses are preparing to help serve those in need.
Residents can find a list of turkey and/or Thanksgiving dinner distributions throughout the metro area below to help ensure people are able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this year.
The Southeastern Chapter NAN is holding a drive-through food distribution event in North Charleston on Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 2:00 pm at 109 Preston Ave., in partnership with JCAN Family Ministries and the USDA.
- The North Charleston Police Department will hand out turkeys and hot meals during its annual Day of Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the old Verizon parking lot next to North Charleston City Hall.
- Molina Healthcare will distribute 400 turkeys and side dishes on Nov. 17 at Community Impact (2429 Midland Park Road) from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Food will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- The VA Medical Center and Project Street Outreach, Inc. will distribute turkeys, hot meals, hygiene kits, clothing, and other supplies to unhoused military veterans and active-duty service members in crisis.
The drive-thru and curbside pickup event will take place at the VA Outpatient Clinic (6450 Rivers Ave.) on November 18 beginning at 11:00 a.m. until supplies run out. You will need to present an ID.
- Mount Pleasant Community Outreach will have a turkey giveaway for the community on Saturday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Jefferson Building (1111 Mcknight Road)
- Charleston Police Department is partnering with the Humanities Foundation for a Thanksgiving drive-thru turkey giveaway at CPD headquarters (780 Lockwood Drive) at 10:00 a.m. until the food is gone. Food will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Turkeys and holiday trimmings will be given away during “A Day of Thanks and Giving” at the Charleston County School District 4 Regional Stadium on Monday, November 20 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
- Charleston Police Department is partnering with the Humanities Foundation for a Thanksgiving drive-thru turkey giveaway at First Baptist Church of James Island (1110 Camp Road) from 1:00 p.m. until food is gone. Food will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Refuge Bibleway Church and Macedonia Church will hold a Thanksgiving food bank giveaway on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 3:00 p.m. (215 E 4th North Street, Summerville). People are asked to arrive early.
- The Town of Hollywood will host a turkey giveaway on Tuesday, November 21 beginning at 11:00 a.m. (5150 Highway 165, Hollywood).
- The Southeastern Chapter NAN is putting on a drive-thru food distribution event in Walterboro from 11 a.m. until supplies last at 236 Wichman Street. The distribution is in partnership with JCAN Family Ministries and The Redeemed Christian Church of God.
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