SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Local groups are gearing up for Thanksgiving with food giveaways for neighbors in need.

Organizations are opting for either food drives or in-person events to serve mouthwatering, hot meals.

Savannah Feed the Hungry

On Wednesday, November 23, Savannah Feed the Hungry will have its 14th Annual Official Feed the Hungry Holiday Dinner “Hope on Plate” at the Windsor Forrest Community Center. A pre-show dinner starts at 2:00 p.m. and dinner will be served starting at 4:00 p.m.

Union Mission

On Wednesday, November 23, Union Mission will be hosting its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Grace House on Fahm Street. The Clothing Closet will be open as well.


On Wednesday, November 23 starting at 4:00 p.m., the CMA CGM Group and Feed the Hungry will be giving out 1,500 all-natural, antibiotic-free 14- to 16-lb. turkeys and sustainable, reusable shopping bags.

Catherine Jones Ministries

On Thursday, November 24, Catherine Jones Ministries will have its 4th Annual Thanksgiving Day meal where all are welcome. Meals will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Reverend Catherine Jones at (912)- 441-4135.

The Savannah Salvation Army

On November 24, the Salvation Army at 3100 Montgomery Street will be serving meals with all the trimmings from 12 to 2 p.m. and then again from 4 to 6 p.m.

Past events are listed below.

Manna House Food Pantry and Thrift Store in Rincon

On Nov. 16, Manna House Food Pantry and Thrift Store in Rincon will distribute Thanksgiving Boxes of Hope to 670 pre-registered families during a drive-through distribution from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 1210 Patriot Drive in Rincon. For more information, contact Lisa Bush at 912-665-1985.

St. James the Less Catholic Church in Savannah

On November 17, St. James the Less Catholic Church in Savannah will be holding a Client Choice Food Pantry of non-perishable food items at the church. This will allow their clients in need to choose the non-perishable items that would be appropriate for their household. St. James the Less Catholic Church will be partnering with The Social Apostolate of Savannah to provide other interventions for those families that are experiencing financial hardship.

Carver Heights Community Center

On November 19, the Carver Heights Community Center will have a food drive offering turkeys and other food staples from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at 905 Collat Ave. For more information send an email to

Legion Post 184

On November 22, the American Legion Post 184 Auxiliary will be donating Thanksgiving dinners to two local veteran families in need. The dinners will include two whole turkeys, green beans, sweet potatoes, dressing, cranberry sauce, and more.

The Collard Greens Caucus, A Drive Thru Free Food Giveaway

On November 22, at 12 p.m., at the Connor’s Temple Church Parking Lot on the corner of West Gwinnett & MLK, Jr. Blvd. The giveaway is first come, first serve. You must present a valid ID.

WSAV will be adding to the list as we learn about more local events.