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Thanksgiving at Mission Arlington®

Thanksgiving Day 2013-1

Volunteers having fun, waiting to deliver Thanksgiving food to more than 23,000 people on Thanksgiving day. It takes 6,000 volunteers on Thanksgiving morning (8:00 a.m) to deliver that much food, and it is an extraordinary, fun-filled, meaningful day. Somehow your own Thanksgiving food tastes so much better after you have helped someone else.

On Thanksgiving day, November 26th, the Mission Arlington® family will deliver turkeys, turkey baskets and hot meals to people in need.

Last year, Mission Arlington® volunteers delivered Thanksgiving meals to 23,404 people.

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Turkeys, Hams, Mix Canned Vegetables, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Canned fruit, Canned pie filling, Canned Cranberry Sauce, Box/Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni and Cheese, Beans/Rice, Tuna, Peanut Butter, Rolls, Pie Crust, stuffing, and carrots.

Feel free to add to this list.  We are grateful for anything that can be provided.

How You Can Volunteer

  1. Preparing for Thanksgiving Day: Volunteers are needed in the days and weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. Food needs to be sorted and boxed. Maps need to be matched with deliveries, and so much more. Everything needs to be ready by Thanksgiving morning.
  2. On Thanksgiving Morning: Volunteers are needed at Mission Arlington® by 8:00 am and on-going through the noon hour and beyond. Turkeys, turkey baskets, and hot meals need to be delivered to waiting families. No need to call. Just show up, and there will be plenty of work for you.
  3. Bringing a group: If you want to bring a group to volunteer, before Thanksgiving, or on Thanksgiving day,  call at 817-277-6620, ext. 6160.

Where to Meet

On Thanksgiving morning, meet outside Mission Arlington®’s main office at 210 W. South Street. It takes about 6,000 volunteers to deliver the food, so we need as many people as possible to help. 8:00 a.m. is the official start time, but please come any time you are available. Thank you so much!