It's that time of year when families gather around the table, dress up nicely, host awkward conversations, and eat more than their stomachs can handle.
However, Thanksgiving can be rather expensive, especially with turkey prices on the rise.
Luckily, folks in Tucson care for others in the community and there are a few options for those in need of a helping hand. Some of these events are offering gift cards and others are serving up free meals. Plus, it's also a great opportunity for people to donate.
At this event, the Arizona Bilingual Newspaper will be giving away up to 1,000 gift cards. With these donations, folks will be able to a turkey for Thanksgiving. Plus, there's plenty of fun happening at Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar during the event — food vendors, music, and other entertainment
For more information, follow Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar on Facebook.
The nonprofit is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Blessings to Go drive-thru and dine-in event. This loving experience invites community members to get Thanksgiving brunch a day before the big holiday. Those attending will also get a resource box while partaking in the event's entertainment and kid-friendly activities.
Gospel Rescue Mission is still in need of 200 turkeys, pies, and other non-perishable food items. Also, if you'd like to help out, they're still looking for more volunteers.
For more information, visit grmtucson.com.
This free drive-thru event is happening at the Manheim Tucson Auto Auction, and the Lerner and Rowe guys will be giving away 1,000 Thanksgiving packages (including goodies to make a traditional holiday meal).
"As the event is non-contact, families are asked to remain in their vehicles and just open their trunk or a side door to allow volunteers to easily place items inside. Please note that only one Thanksgiving meal package will be handed out per vehicle, on a first-come, first-served; while supplies last. No exceptions will be made. We appreciate your understanding in advance."
For more information, visit lernerandrowe.com.
The Salvation Army is once again hosting a dinner and drive-thru celebration on Thanksgiving Day at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Posted on the Salvation Army's website is all of the food they're needing to pull off the event. Plus, volunteers are also needed on Thanksgiving day.
For more information, visit salvationarmytucson.org.
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