Where to get a Thanksgiving meal in Austin

Leena Alali, Senior News Reporter

This year, Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday, Nov. 24, and whether you are choosing to spend the day scarfing down pumpkin pie or resting, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of places to get a warm Thanksgiving meal for those staying in Austin.

Operation Turkey 

Operation Turkey offers a warm meal to those who need it and also allows volunteers to give back to the community by packaging food and cooking for others. You can request a meal to be delivered to you on Thanksgiving Day here or choose to volunteer to prepare meals here.

ATX Free Fridge Project

If you are in need of a meal but prefer not to interact with others, the ATX Free Fridge Project offers four community fridges with free food for all, no questions asked. Members of the community stock up the fridge periodically. Although available food varies day to day, many contributors have made an effort to stock the fridge for Thanksgiving in particular. To find the fridge locations and other food pantries that ATX Free Fridge Project supports, check out their Instagram and food map.

Principe de Paz

If you are looking for a free meal on Thanksgiving Day, head out to Pincipe de Paz church at 1204 Payton Gin Road, where volunteers will serve lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information, keep up with the church’s Facebook.

Mount Olive Baptist Church  

For more turkey, Mount Olive Baptist Church on 1800 E. 11th St. will serve free food on Thanksgiving Day from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.