LIST: Local Thanksgiving meal giveaways

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Several groups around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry are holding Thanksgiving food giveaways for those in need.

Rather than hosting large community meals, many organizations are setting up drive-thru or distribution events to keep volunteers and participants safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Take a look through the full list of events below:

Meal for the Homeless

Catherine Jones Ministries, Inc. will be giving away 100 hot boxed meals to the homeless on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the park next to the Bull Street Library.

The group will also be distributing gently used blankets, coats, socks, gloves and scarves.

Give Back Dinner

The Antioch Educational Center (AEC) is holding its Give Back Dinner for Jasper County residents on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Meals will be served in a drive-thru venue at the Mount Carmel Baptist Association building (3673 Bees Creek Road in Ridgeland). Drivers will be asked to pop their trunks, and AEC volunteers will place the eight-course meal inside.

There will be no paperwork or other requirements, but each person will be asked to wear a mask while they speak to volunteers.

AEC says thanks to partners, who wished to reman anonymous, the Give Back Dinner can serve 1,000 Jasper County residents.

“That is the true spirit of Jasper County…neighbor helping neighbor,” stated AEC board member and Chair of Programs Surenda Burrison.

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