Thanksgiving food, fellowship at area events

Ronald E. Carrington | 11/15/2018, 6 a.m.
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Thousands of people enjoy last year’s Thanksgiving feast put on by The Giving Heart at the Greater Richmond Convention Center that is open to the Richmond community. Photo by Sandra Sellars Richmond Free Press

One food box will be provided to each household on a first-come, first-served basis. A current state-issued photo ID is required. No pre-registration is required.

Details: www.rvathanksgivingharvest.org

Community 50/50 Thanksgiving Day

Ms. Girlee’s Kitchen, in conjunction with Community 50/50, is providing a Thanksgiving Day meal from noon to 4 p.m. at 63Thirty5 restaurant, 6335 Jahnke Road in South Side.

Details: (804) 218-6146, (804) 503-7870, community5050@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/ms.girleeskitchen/

Turkey Giveaway

Richmond City Councilman Michael J. Jones will host a Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Southside Community Center, 6255 Old Warwick Road in South Side.

One thousand turkeys will be given away — one per household while supplies last — to Richmond residents with an ID.

Families must pre-register by contacting Mr. Jones’ office at (804) 646-2779 by Friday, Nov. 16, or registering online at www.eventbrite.com.

Thanksgiving Baskets

Citizens Against Crime Inc., an organization founded by the late Alicia Rasin, the city’s Ambassador of Compassion, will partner with the Richmond Police Department to deliver Thanksgiving baskets to families of homicide victims and other families in need.

Volunteers will pack police cars with baskets beginning 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Richmond Police headquarters, 200 W. Grace St., and deliver them via convoy through the city.

Details: Albertina Rasin Walker, (804) 929-0478.

Henrico PAL Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

The Henrico Police Athletic League will distribute 225 turkey and fixings boxes to Henrico County families during its 12th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway.

Families to receive turkeys have been identified by various county agencies.

The distribution will be held 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the parking lot of the Henrico PAL administrative office, 8655 Staples Mill Road.

Details: Henrico PAL, (804) 262-4725.