Need a Thanksgiving turkey? Here’s where to get one for free just in time for the holiday

FILE - This Nov. 2, 2009, file photo shows a Thanksgiving turkey in Concord, N.H. Food safety experts say raw turkeys shouldnt be rinsed, since that can spread harmful bacteria. Cooking should kill any germs. But bacteria can still spread in other ways, so washing and sanitizing hands and surfaces is still important. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe, File)

HOUSTON – Seniors and families in need of a Thanksgiving turkey can pick one up Tuesday on Houston’s south side.

Harris County Precinct 7 Constable May Walker will host her 14th Annual Thanksgiving Outreach Program in front of the main office at 5290 Griggs Road from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Area senior citizens have already signed up to receive a turkey from Walker, Precinct 7 deputies and staff members who are providing 270 of the Thanksgiving item. The Houston Food Bank will also be on-site giving away an additional 250 turkeys, fresh fruits and vegetables to anyone in need. Items provided by the Houston Food Bank will be given to individuals on a first-come, first-served basis.

Other agencies participating in this event include Ministers Supporting Precinct 7, Houston Area Urban League, Houston Texans YMCA, Amerigroup, BBVA Compass Bank, Avenue 360 Health & Wellness, Partners in Primary Care and the Harris County DA’s Office. These participants will also provide seniors with other free items and information.

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