People in Alabama who need help with Thanksgiving dinner have a chance to get free turkeys at events across the state. Here are some giveaways in Birmingham, Huntsville, Hayneville, Montgomery and Mobile, organized by people who want to spread holiday cheer to hundreds of families.
When: Monday, November 14, from 3 to 6 p.m
Where: Landers McLarty Nissan, 6520 University Drive Northwest, Huntsville.
Good to know: A total of 104 turkeys will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. The sweepstakes is sponsored by McLarty Auto Dealership and radio station WZYP-FM 104.3.
When: Tuesday, November 15.
Where: 10am-12pm, North Birmingham Homes, 3127 43rd Ave. North, Fairmont neighborhood of Birmingham; 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Marks Village, 7527 66th St. South, East Lake neighborhood of Birmingham.
Good to know: Organized by Mario Addison Community Partnership and Housing Authority of Birmingham Borough. A total of 400 turkeys will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Addison is a Birmingham native, defensive end for the Houston Texans and a former Troy University and Tarrant High School football player.
When: Saturday, November 19, starts at 10 am
Where: 914 Ave. E., Pratt City Community, Birmingham.
Good to know: Hosted by Mu Psi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. One turkey per family, while supplies last.
When: Saturday, November 19, starts at 12 p.m
Where: Hayneville Square, 1 S. Washington St., Hayneville.
Good to know: Raffle hosted by the Fannie G. Foundation, Hayneville Police Department and H & H Truck Wash. First come, first served for turkeys, while supplies last. Limited to one turkey per family. The non-profit foundation was founded by the children and grandchildren of Fannie Grant Gilliam de Mosses.
When: Saturday November 19, from 10 am
Where: Parking lot, Dexter Parsonage Museum, 309 S. Jackson St., Montgomery.
Good to know: A total of 150 turkeys will be given away at the drive-thru, first-come, first-served event. Raffle organizers are Women In Training Inc., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.
When: Saturday, November 19, starts at 9 am
Where: The Fellowship of Faith Church, 3703 N. Memorial Parkway, Huntsville.
Good to know: Sponsored by Tere Calloway Real Estate, Michael Calloway Foundation, Tere and Emily Calloway, Pastor Troy Garner and Kim Garner of Fellowship of Faith Church. A total of 200 turkeys will be available.
When: Sunday, November 20, from noon.
Where: Hancock Whitney Stadium, 500 Stadium Drive, Mobile.
Good to know: While youth football games are being played at the stadium during the Turkey Bowl, they will gather and give away 1,000 Thanksgiving meal kits with turkeys and sides. Mark Barron, a former Alabama All-American, will be in attendance, along with representatives from the Senior Bowl, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Feeding the Gulf Coast, Greer’s Markets and more. Barron has participated in the draw before, most recently in 2021.
When: Monday, November 21, from 3 to 7 p.m
Where: Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys Headquarters, 2900 First Ave. South, Birmingham.
Good to know: A total of 500 turkeys will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. The draw is organized by Shunnarah Law Firm.
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