Community – Thanksgiving Opportunities


Who: Hands for Hope
What: Feeding more than 1,000 families this Thansgiving
When: Saturday, November 23 (registration prior)
Where: North Austin Events Center & El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission
Other deets: El Buen Samaritano’s Hands for Hope is an annual community-wide event raising awareness of a serious issue happening in our own city: hunger. The event gathers donations of the traditional foods served during Thanksgiving and distributes them to Austin families in need for Thanksgiving celebrations in their own homes. Last year, thanks to the generous support from our sponsors, we provided 1,400 families with all the ingredients needed to prepare Thanksgiving meals.

Who: Operation Turkey
What: Help feed and clothe members of your community
When: Thanksgiving morning
Where: Several locations – Find one near you
Other deets: It all started with the delivery of just one dinner on Thanksgiving in 2000. Now Operation Turkey feeds more than 1,000 people in need every Thanksgiving. Read the full story here.

Who: Turkey Trot
What: Family fun run and a day of activities
When: Thanksgiving Day
Where: The Long Center
Other deets: Welcome to the 23rd Annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot. Our Thanksgiving Day (November 28th) family fun run includes a 5-mile run, a 1-mile walk and the Stepping Stone School Kids’ K. The event will be at The Long Center. There will be live music provided by Mighty Mountain, trophies for participants and prizes for the children. The grand prize for our raffle this year will be a 2014 Honda Accord donated by First Texas Honda along with two bike packages from Mellow Johnny’s. All proceeds go to Caritas of Austin. Since the inception of our event in 1991, ThunderCloud Subs has given more than $1.8 million to Caritas.