Thanksgiving Dinners for Homeless and Needy of South Texas

67th Annual Joe Salem Dinner in Corpus Christi

Families throughout South Texas will sit down and enjoy a turkey dinner and be thankful for everything they have in their lives, but not everybody is lucky enough to have a home or money for a turkey.

For that reason, many families and volunteers are cooking a Turkey Feast for the less fortunate people in the Coastal Bend.

Turkey served at Joe Salem Dinner

One of the biggest dinners will be the 67th Annual Joe Salem Dinner in Corpus Christi. About 800 people will be served a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Volunteers and the Community cook and serve the Joe Salem Dinner

Volunteers and the community spend Wednesday night cooking and barbecuing the turkeys and preparing the dinner. It’s held at the Boys and Girls Club of Corpus Christi from Noon until 2 pm.

Over at Metro Ministries, volunteers will serve a Turkey Dinner from 11 am until 1 pm for about 300 homeless and less fortunate residentsin Corpus Christi.

A number of volunteers will be on hand to serve the food and cook. Many families bring young sons and daughters to teach them about the importance of volunteering and helping out others.

In Victoria, the big Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the Salvation Army as they are preparing a meal for 800 people. Volunteers will cook 25 turkeys from 11 am until 2 pm. It’s only available for dine-in.

Let's Stand Together Dinner

In DeWitt County, the 16th Annual Let’s Stand Together Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall. Volunteers will smoke 74 turkeys, peel 300 pounds of potatoes and cook all the sides. Dinner will be served between 11 am and 2 pm.

Goliad will be serving its 1st Annual Share the Blessing Thanksgiving Meal at the Grace Temple Fellowship Hall. They plan to cook 12 turkeys for about 200 people. The turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served from 11 am until 2 pm.

00Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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