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Thanksgiving Giveaway

How to Get Involved


We need nearly 100 volunteers to make this program  happen! We have a number of opportunities from Nov 13-26.

All of our adult time slots are now full. Please send an email to if we can put you on a standby list and call you if we need additional help.

Adult Volunteers sign up here.

If you’d like to get your little ones involved, we have a couple special sessions just for you on Nov 15 and 18.

All of our Parent and Me time slots are now full. Please send an email to if we can put you on a standby list and call you if we need additional help.

Parent and Me Volunteers sign up here.


Make a monetary donation to this program here.

You can also mail or drop off a check to 2823 Fairfax St (be sure to note “Thanksgiving” in the memo).

You can also donate food items. We would like to receive the bulk of non-perishable items by Friday, 11/15. Turkeys and other fresh items can be delivered the following week as well. Our hours at 2823 Fairfax will be extended as follows:

Monday, 11/4              9:00am-2:00pm (Food Pantry 10a-1p)

Tuesday, 11/5             9:00am-2:00pm

Wednesday, 11/6         9:00am-2:00pm (Food Pantry 10a-1p)

Thursday, 11/7            9:00am-2:00pm

Friday, 11/8                Closed

Monday, 11/11            CLOSED FOR VETERAN’S DAY (No Food Pantry)

Tuesday, 11/12            9:00am-2:00pm

Wednesday, 11/13       9:00am-6:00pm (Food Pantry 10a-1p)

Thursday, 11/14          9:00am-2:00pm

Friday, 11/15               9:00am-4:00pm

Monday, 11/18            8:00am-6:00pm (Food Pantry 10a-1p)

Tuesday, 11/19            8:00am-2:00pm

Wednesday, 11/20       8:00am-4:00pm (Food Pantry 10a-1p)

Thursday, 11/21          8:00am-2:00pm

Friday, 11/22               8:00am-6:00pm

Monday, 11/25            9:00am-6:00pm (Thanksgiving pick-up only, No Food Pantry)

Tuesday, 11/26            9:00am-3:00pm (Thanksgiving Box pick-up only)

Wednesday, 11/27       CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (No Food Pantry)


Friday, 11/29               CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY


Here is a current list of what is needed:

(updated 11/18/2019 @ 6:00pm)

Turkeys – We’re out of freezer space! Gift cards and financial donations will help us order turkeys to be delivered when we need them.
Turkey breast, precooked for singles 5
Canned Green Beans Have all we need!
Canned Peas Have all we need!
Canned Carrots Have all we need!
Canned Corn Have all we need!
Canned Blackeyed Peas 86
Canned Yams Have all we need!
Boxes or Packets of Potatoes (students) Have all we need!
Boxes of Stuffing 84
Canned Cranberry 28
Canned Gravy Have all we need!
Canned Broth Have all we need!
Cream of Mushroom Soup Have all we need!
Fresh Rolls 186
Fresh/Frozen Pies 109
Fresh Potatoes (lbs) (clients) Have all we need!
Fresh Carrots (lbs) Have all we need!
Fresh Celery (lbs) Have all we need!
Fresh Onions (lbs) Have all we need!
Small Moving Boxes Have all we need!
Disposable Roasting Pans 32
Turkey Cooking Bags 120
Student items:
Canned Tomatoes Have all we need!
Jars of Peanut Butter Have all we need!
Cans of Assorted Vegetables Have all we need!
Can of Beans Have all we need!
Box of Pasta or Mac n Cheese Have all we need!

History and Purpose

In 2013, Greater Park Hill Community, Inc held our first official Thanksgiving Giveaway. Before that time, we informally supported families and for 27 years we ran a Christmas Basket giveaway that ended in 1992 due to a lack of volunteers. Our Thanksgiving Giveaway is an integral part of the services we offer at GPHC and this occasion provides our neighbors with opportunities to volunteer, donate, or receive food, according to their needs and capacity. It is our goal to ensure as many families in need as possible enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner provided by their neighbors and GPHC.

We thank all donors and volunteers and especially thank REALGiving and DANK for their continued support in providing turkeys.

To read more about the history of this giveaway, please check out this article.

2018: Another Successful Year

Thank you to the hundreds of neighbors who have donated to or volunteered with our Thanksgiving Giveaway, we have been able to serve all the families that have requested our assistance! We distributed 346 food boxes feeding over 1,200 people.

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