Local churches and businesses are stepping up this Thanksgiving to provide free meals to the public.
On Sunday, Brownstown Church of Christ will be giving away a Thanksgiving meal package, which will include a gift card for a ham or a turkey, four cans of corn, four cans of green beans, potatoes, gravy and stuffing.
This meal is for anyone who is in need with the primary focus on Brownstown residents and people of Jackson County. The giveaway will start at noon and go to 3 p.m. at 120 E. Tanner St. The meal packages will be first-come, first-served.
If anyone is unable to get to the church and needs a meal package delivered, call 812-358-5227 and leave a message.
On Nov. 20, The Thirsty Sportsman in Crothersville is offering a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to whenever the food runs out. The meal will include turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, deviled eggs, sweet potato casserole, peach cobbler, a roll and brown gravy.
Dine-in and carryout will be available at 205 N. Armstrong St. Delivery to people in the Crothersville area is available by calling 812-793-3326 and providing name and address by Thursday.
Community Church of Brownstown and New Life Missionary Baptist Church in Brownstown are coming together for the 15th year of the free Thanksgiving dinner giveaway for Jackson County residents. It will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 22 with dine-in or pickup at 117 W. Tanner St.
The menu will include turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread and dessert.
Delivery will be available, too. Call or text Missy Collins at 812-528-1189 with name, address, phone number and the number of meals needed.
Collins said they are in need of donations. Anyone interested in donating may call her.
“If you find it in your heart to donate toward this event, we would greatly appreciate it,” she said.
Two other events are on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.
The Alley and First Baptist Church in Seymour are providing a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 505 Community Drive.
There also will be a free table with sweatshirts and socks.
“Come have dinner with us. This is a special day, and no one should be alone,” organizers posted on Facebook. “There is always room at our table for you.”
Side Track’d in Brownstown is doing a Thanksgiving dinner from 2 to 5 p.m. at 1115 W. Spring St. The community outreach is for anyone in need of a meal or who has no family with which to spend the holiday. The meal will be free to those in need or by donation.
Any donations received over the amount of money needed to fund the food for this event will be donated to a local charity.
Anyone interested in donating time or money may talk to Tabi Patton at Side Track’d or call 812-919-4254.