Our annual Thanksgiving Giveaway is a giant party we throw the Tuesday before Thanksgiving at our Glendale campus where VC volunteers provide uncooked turkeys and food baskets to about a thousand families who otherwise might not be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.
In addition to the food items, there are games, free clothing, free hot dog meals and tons of fun as we celebrate Thanksgiving together!
Last year 301 volunteers gave away 975 full turkey food baskets, 1,400 hot dog dinners, and 1,062 pounds of clothing to families in need.
Join us on Tuesday, November 20 as a guest or volunteer to help! Also, please spread the word to a family you may know in need.
Donate turkeys and bag of specific Thanksgiving meal trimmings at any service in November.
You can also make monetary donations used to purchase additional turkeys & food items at the lobby table.
Volunteer at the event! There are dozens of ways to volunteer your time and energy! Sign up at a lobby table, or online.
Donations & volunteer sign-up begin in November.
Pre-register at the Food & Clothing Bank in November on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays from 7 PM – 8 PM or Wednesdays, Saturdays, or Sundays from 9 AM – 10 AM. You must bring a picture I.D. and proof of residence.
Arrive on Tuesday, November 20. We start handing out Turkey Baskets at 5:30 PM to those who have preregistered. We recommend arriving early as the line is usually long.
Pre-registration is now open at the Food & Clothing Bank.
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