Operation TurkeyNovember 15th, 2012 at 8:22 am by markmonstrola under Weather
What is it?
Each Thanksgiving, Operation Turkey effectively organizes local teams of volunteers – families, friends, and businesses – to cook, prepare, pack, and deliver thousands of hot meals and provide other necessities to many people in need. Thousands of homeless and people less fortunate than others in our hometown are able to receive a hot meal, warm clothes, and other needed supplies at Thanksgiving through the efforts of Operation Turkey volunteers.
Operation Turkey relies solely on Austin’s generous community of volunteers joining together at Thanksgiving to help others in the capital of Texas. It’s a simple way of giving back to the town we love, an effort that makes a real difference, and a tremendously rewarding way to share the spirit of Thanksgiving.
What can I do to help?
Opperation Turkey needs volunteers! Help cook food, sort donations, package the food in to-go containers, and deliver dinners and donations. Please sign up as a volunteer on their website, www.operationturkey.com and they will send you details via email. It is asked that you come out on Thanksgiving morning to help cook, package, and deliver food to homeless and those in need. You are always able to select what you would like to do. Some people love to cook, but not deliver. Others want to deliver only. It’s all good! Any time and help you can offer Operation Turkey is greatly appreciated.
Please plan to show up between 8:15 and 8:30 am. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes for walking safety. Kids are welcome and encouraged to come out with parents or guardians. There are also special programs that enlist the help of the younger members of your family. They will get to share the great Operation Turkey experience with you, and it will help open their young eyes to the importance of giving back to their communities.
Where do I go?
North Austin: Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill
6901 N. IH35
Austin, TX 78752
South Austin: Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill
214 E. 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701
San Marcos: Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill
1437 N. IH35
San Marcos, TX 78666
Operation Turkey Phone Number: 281-220-4500