City of Memphis and volunteers feed the homeless and hungry | Community Spirit
The 28th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless and Hungry will be held on Thanksgiving Day, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
Founded in 1984, this occasion creates a festive atmosphere with entertainment that will allow guests to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal, served by people who care.
More than 1,000 homeless or displaced guests will be served as this dinner brings awareness to homelessness and offers an opportunity for Memphians to give back.
This event is more than a meal. It offers several basic services, including free transportation provided by MATA on a special route to and from the event from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
In addition to transportation, Baptist Health Care Systems will provide free health screenings, including cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes.
For participants who are separated from their families, Verizon Wireless will provide free long distance long distance calls to anywhere in the continental United States.
The City of Memphis and the Cook Convention Center have generously donated the venue for this event.
Also, longtime event sponsor Cargill will again donate the actual meal, which is prepared in the kitchen of the Downtown Memphis Marriott.