FREE Thanksgiving giveaways: Here’s where families in need can find free meals this week in the Houston area


HOUSTON – While the holidays are a celebratory time for many, some of our neighbors may still be facing hardships while trying to give their families a season’s feast.

Houstonians, known for lending a helping hand during difficult times, are stepping up to the plate once again to hand out free food to help pull your dinner together.

Below is a list of Houston area businesses and organizations coming together to distribute FREE food in our area.

Burns Original BBQ

Burns Original BBQ will be giving out free dinners for the “entire city” of Houston this week.

The food giveaway will take place Monday, Nov. 22 beginning at 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., according to a video posted to their social media sites.

The restaurant is located at 8307 De Priest Street in Houston.

SEE ALSO: Burns Original BBQ supports community by feeding families in need during pandemic

Trae Tha Truth and the Relief Gang

Houston’s own Trae Tha Truth, along with the Relief Gang organization has partnered with Kroger to hold a ‘Drive-thru Turkey Dinner Giveaway’ for families in need. Event organizers say they are looking to bless 250 families with a turkey and sides. The giveaway will be on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.

The event will take place Tuesday, Nov. 23 beginning at 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Crews will be distributing food in the Detail Garage Parking Lot located at 12503 Gulf Freeway in Houston, TX 77034.

Additionally, Trae teamed up with The Turkey Leg Hut to help 100 families in need with a special dinner at a private location, set to take place sometime this week.

Families were asked to sign up online, however, since reaching their capacity, the link is now closed.

Clemens family and Kids’ Meals to Strikeout Hunger

Former Houston Astros pitcher, Roger Clemens, and the Clemens family will help deliver full Thanksgiving meals to children and families living in food-insecure homes around the Houston area.

The deliveries will take place on Monday, Nov. 22 beginning at 8 a.m.

Those interested in receiving a food delivery can sign up at

43rd Annual City Wide Club Super Feast

The City Wide Club’s Grab ‘n Go or Sit ‘n Sup “Super Feast” is widely regarded as the “Nation’s Largest Feeding and Turkey Distribution” held on Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve Day at the George R. Brown Convention Center, where thousands of families will receive all they need for a holiday meal.

Additionally, information is also available on affordable housing, educational and employment opportunities, where applicable information is also presented on City Wide’s Life-Recovery Programs and a path that ultimately leads to a way off the streets.

Monkey’s Tail

Monkey’s Tail is giving away 600 free individual meals that include fried dark and white meat turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprout and sweet potato hash, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, dinner roll, chocolate chip cookie, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. Meals will be served cold with heating instructions.

Monkey’s Tail

5802 Fulton Street

Houston, Texas 77009

Meals will be distributed in the parking lot Thursday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Turkey Leg Hut

The Turkey Leg Hut will be distributing one turkey leg per visitor on Monday, Nov. 22, beginning at noon.

The Houston-staple is known for its specialty turkey legs, so you can expect them to be gone quickly. Visitors are encouraged to get there early.

Houston’s Turkey Leg Hut is located at 4830 Almeda Rd. in Houston, TX 77004.

Northwest Assistance Ministries Holiday Blessings Thanksgiving Distribution

Northwest Assistance Ministries will be distributing staples needed to prepare an entire Thanksgiving dinner, complete with a turkey, vegetables, side dishes, and dessert to feed more 1,900 pre-registered families on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is an annual event in which the recipients, who are clients of NAM, pre-registered in September to receive holiday meals. All of the pre-registered clients have been assigned times to pick up their groceries, and the distribution will be conducted drive-through style in the back of NAM’s main building at 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, TX 77090.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention. During its last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 132,000 people through its many programs and services.

Operation Turkey

Operation Turkey will deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, November 25, 2021.

If you requested a meal, you can expect delivery between 10a .m. – 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Each plate represents a meal for one individual containing turkey, stuffing, vegetables, pie, and a drink. Go here to register.

Let us know if we missed an event you know about by leaving a comment.

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Amanda Cochran is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. She specializes in Texas features, consumer and business news and local crime coverage.

Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.