Fort Worth food bank gives out Thanksgiving fixings for people in need

11/20 UPDATE: An Irving company stepped up and donated 1,200 turkeys. That means the Community Food Bank will be able to serve all of the people who signed up.


Hundreds of families are expected to get free Thanksgiving turkeys and side dishes at the Community Food Bank in Fort Worth.

The food bank does the giveaways for people in need in the three days before Thanksgiving. Each person will receive a box with the items to cook a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

People began lining up as early as 5 a.m. on Monday, many bringing their heavy coats and a chair to sit in while they wait.

The food bank still needs help, as it is 530 turkeys short of their goal.

“We have watched the fires in California. We know that it only takes one event and instead of being on top of the ladder you are at the bottom or somewhere in the middle trying to figure out which way to go. So we encourage you to give not only just at Thanksgiving but give because it's a good thing to do,” said executive coordinator Karen Harris.

Donations of turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing can be dropped off at the food bank’s location on Galvez Ave.