Feeding the hungry for Thanksgiving

Published: Nov. 20, 2021 at 2:12 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The holidays are hard but for those less fortunate than most, it’s even harder. Your friends here at WAFF 48 News have found several places giving away free food this Thanksgiving holiday for those who need it in the Tennessee Valley.


Downtown Rescue Mission

The Downtown Rescue Mission is hosting its “Great Thanksgiving Banquet” for the homeless in north Alabama this Wednesday and Thursday. Event officials say the banquet is open to anyone in need.

  • Where: 1400 Evangel Drive NW, Huntsville, AL
  • When: November 24 and November 25, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on both days

Village of Promise: One Table Huntsville

Village of Promise is hosting its annual One Table Huntsville and will give out a free Thanksgiving meal on Monday.

  • Where: Big Spring Park, Huntsville
  • When: Monday, November 22 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • For more info click here.


Salvation Army of the Shoals

The Salvation Army of the Shoals will be giving hot meals out to whoever comes on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Where: 1601 Huntsville Rd.Florence, AL 35630
  • When: Nov. 25

Cliff Haven Church

The Cliff Haven Church will have a Community Thanksgiving Meal. Everyone is invited to celebrate 400 years of Thanksgiving in America.

  • Where: 1601 Andrews Avenue in Sheffield
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 23

Highland Baptist Church’s Broadway Fellowship campus

The church is offering free to-go hot Thanksgiving meals for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Where: 219 Simpson Street, Florence
  • When: 10:30 a.m. November 25
  • Preregistration for a meal is required. Register by today (Nov. 22).


Neighborhood Christian Center

The Neighborhood Christian Center will give out food boxes for those who need it.

  • Where: 619 Bank Street NE, Decatur
  • When: Food boxes will be delivered Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Contact (256) 351-7633 for more info

Committee on Church Cooperation

The Committee on Church Cooperation will provide Thanksgiving meal kits for individuals in need. The kits include canned goods and meat. Kits are available on a first-come first-serve basis to those who qualify for the food pantry.

  • When: Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: 119 1st Avenue NE, Decatur
  • Bring a photo ID, proof of address and Social Security cards.

Marshall County

Albertville United Methodist Church

The Albertville United Methodist Church will be handing out meals, takeout only, while supplies last.

  • When: Thursday, November 25, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: 204 Madison Street, Albertville

Guntersville First United Methodist Church

The Guntersville First United Methodist Church will host a community Thanksgiving Day meal. The meal is free and may be picked up at the church or delivery is available in the Guntersville area.

  • When: 539 Gunter Avenue, Guntersville
  • When: Thursday, November 25, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Deadline to sign up for delivery is November 23
  • Order meals by calling (256) 582-2001

DeKalb County

Adamsburg Community Church

The Adamsburg Community Church is hosting its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Participants may pick up or dine in. Meal delivery is available for individuals unable to get out.

  • When: Thursday, November 25, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: 5008 County Road 78, Fort Payne
  • For delivery information, email

The Bread of Life

The Bread of Life is serving a Thanksgiving meal in the Fort Payne City Hall Auditorium basement kitchen.

  • When: Thursday, November 25, from11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fort Payne City Hall Auditorium basement kitchen located at 100 Alabama Avenue NW, Fort Payne

Mark Young and Heavenly Pizza of Henagar

Mark Young and Heavenly Pizza of Henagar are hosting the annual “Community Thanksgiving Dinner”

  • When: Thursday, November 25, starting at 11:00 a.m. and lasting until supplies last
  • Where: Henagar Community Center located at 150 Barron, Henagar
  • Delivery options are available for those who can’t get there
  • Call (256) 254-8847 for more information

Limon’s Mexican Restaurant

Limon’s Mexican Restaurant in Henagar is serving meals via drive-through on the patio.

  • When: Thursday, November 25, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: 50 Lloyd Crye Drive, Henagar

Jackson County

Holy Smokes is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner in Scottsboro. All meals will be provided for free, but donations are welcome. This dinner is sponsored by the Gathering Church of God, Pathway Baptist Church, Skyline Church of God and First Baptist Church of Scottsboro.

  • When: November 25, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: 108 Tupelo Pike, Scottsboro
  • Pick-up only

If you don’t see your organization or group on here and are serving food to the needy this Thanksgiving, please email us at and we will add you to this story.

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