6 places to serve + receive FREE Thanksgiving meals in Birmingham

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Let’s give thanks, Birmingham. (Jimmie Hale Mission)

Happy Thanksgiving Birmingham!

These six Greater Birmingham organizations are saying “thank you” by serving FREE Thanksgiving meals to the community. Keep reading for where to get a free Thanksgiving meal this year and where you can volunteer to serve one, too.

1. The Salvation Army Greater Birmingham

The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham is hosting a Thanksgiving lunch with their mission to end food insecurity in Birmingham in mind.

  • When: Thursday, November 23 | 10:00AM-1:15PM
  • Where: The Center of Hope | 2015 26th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35234
  • Donate or serve: Contact Rikki Williams, Volunteer Coordinator | Phone: 205-328-0743

2. Alpha Phi Alpha

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is making a good name of their chapter with their 10th annual turkey day give away.

It is first come, first serve while supplies last—one turkey per family.

3. Little Income Tax Service LLC

Little Income Tax Service LLC is hosting it’s 3rd annual Thanksgiving food box give-away.

This will be first come, first serve and they will have 100 boxes, one box per car.

4. Alexander Shunnarah – Turkey Drive-thru

The face of the South’s most notable billboard is giving away 1,000 free turkeys to families in need. One turkey per vehicle.

“Having called Birmingham home for a lifetime, I’m continually inspired by our community’s unwavering resilience and spirit,This giveaway is more than just about turkeys; it’s about unity, giving back, and ensuring every table shares in our city’s warmth this Thanksgiving.” 

 Alexander Shunnarah, founder and CEO of Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys.
  • When: Tuesday, November 21 | 3PM
  • Where: ASTA Headquarters, 2900 1st Ave S

5. Community Kitchens

Community Kitchens offers warm midday meals every day of the year. And this Thanksgiving, they’re serving a special lunch plate with all your favorites.

6. Birmingham DSA’s Mutual Aid Committee

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served at Linn Park as part of the DSA’s monthly Direct Food Action program. They will also distribute socks and hygiene products to surrounding communities.

BONUS: Donate to Jimmie Hale Mission

Jimmie Hale Mission
Happy Turkey Day! (Jimmie Hale Mission)

Jimmie Hale Mission is aiming to serve the homeless and hurting this holiday season. Help them reach their goal of giving 10,000 meals to those in need.

Donate to Jimmie Hale Mission.

Know of any other places to get a free Thanksgiving meal? Let us know on Instagram + Facebook.

Sadie Sue Long
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