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List: Central Georgia events, giveaways for Thanksgiving 2021

Several Central Georgia agencies are holding events and giveaways to commemorate the giving holiday.

MACON, Ga. — Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and several Central Georgia organizations are hosting events and giveaways. Here is a list organized in alphabetical order by county.

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Downtown Doers Holiday Volunteer Event 

  • When: Nov. 20 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Where: 105 East Hancock St. in Milledgeville
  • What: Assist with beautifying Milledgeville with holiday charm. Decorate vacant store front windows, tag bells for the Polar Express, decorate a tree in one of the city buildings, and put up lights in/on the trees in front of GMC's front gates. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet people around the community, and for the students to earn community service hours!
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Thanksgiving 1,000 Box Giveaway

  • When: Nov. 21 at 1 p.m.
  • Where: Parker's Wedding & Event Venue at 571 Hammock Rd, Suite 130
  • What: Pick up and go 1,000 box food giveaway. Hams, turkeys, collard greens and more. For more information call Tracy Harper at 478-454-7556.


Beulahland Boxes of Love

  • When: Nov. 19 at 9 a.m.
  • Where: North Location at 1010 Newberg Ave.

Inaugural Turkey Giveaway

  • When: Nov. 20 at 1 p.m.
  • Where: Allen Chapel AME Church at 269 Pursley St. in Macon
  • What: Tamera Brown’s The Brown Cleaning Service in partnership with the Greater Allen Chapel AME Church will give away 250 turkeys and hams to the Pleasant Hill Community.

Turkey Giveaway

  • When: Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: 1211 Maynard St. in Macon 
  • What: Come and get a jumpstart on your dinner. They will be giving out turkeys for Thanksgiving. All items are first come, first served.

Turkey Giveaway 

  • When: Nov. 20 from 12-2 p.m.
  • Where: 1040 Gray Hwy. in Macon 
  • What: Donate items to receive a free turkey. There will be free BBQ plates to give away as well. If you have any questions, call 478-228-1339

Thanksgiving Community Feast

  • When: Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: 600 Pio Nono Ave. in Macon 
  • What: This Thanksgiving Community Feast will be full of free food, and free clothes for the entire family.

Turkey Giveaway

  • When: Nov. 20 from 2-5 p.m.
  • Where: Global Sole at 586 Poplar St.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

  • When: Nov. 21 from 12-2 p.m.
  • Where: 4375 Houston Ave.

Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Service 

  • When: Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Rosa Parks Square Park in downtown Macon 
  • What: Give thanks for many blessings and share a small blessing with others in the Macon area. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local charity.

Thanksgiving Food Drive & Celebration

  • When: Nov. 21 from 12-2 p.m.
  • Where: 6717 Hawkinsville Rd. in Macon 
  • What: Thanksgiving Food Drive benefiting the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank from November 6 to November 21. For every non-perishable item donated you will receive 1 ticket to take part in our Thanksgiving Drawing on November 21 at 2 p.m. to win up to $1,000 cash and 1 of 6 Turkeys to be given away. Free Carousel & Bumper Car Rides!

5th Annual Thanksgiving in the Neighborhood Community Dinner

  • When: Nov. 23 at 6 p.m.
  • Where: 325 Pursley St. in Macon
  • What: L.H Williams Recreation Center and community partners the Pleasant Hill Neighborhood Organization, Macon-Bibb Community Enhancement Authority & Community Empowerment Solutions to bring the Pleasant Hill community a drive-thru style Thanksgiving plates due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Thanksgiving Dinner

  • When: Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Where: Greater Turner Tabernacle AME Church at 1104 Third St.
  • What: Free drive-thru and carryout Thanksgiving dinner, free personal bags for men and women

Forrest B. Johnson & Associates Thanksgiving Dinner

  • When: Nov. 25 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: Cracker Barrel at 5000 Eisenhower Parkway
  • What: 1,000 meals available on a first come, first served basis.


Turkey Giveaway

  • When: Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m. until turkeys are gone
  • Where: Behind Ingram Brothers Funeral Home in Sparta


Vetsgiving Dinner

  • When: Nov. 18 from 3-7 p.m.
  • Where: VFW Post 6605 1011 Corder Rd. in Warner Robins
  • What: Hosts provide a Thanksgiving-like meal for FREE for all of the local veterans in and around Warner Robins. RSVP at 478-224-5525.

Free Kids' Thanksgiving Crafts 

  • When: Nov. 20 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Where: 2922 Watson Blvd. in Centerville
  • What: Bring the kids for a fun afternoon of Thanksgiving crafts at the mall! Kids can choose from a paper turkey kit or easier coloring crafts. Plus, snacks and music. Free while supplies last.

Thanksgiving drive-thru food pantry

  • When: Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Centerville United Methodist Church at 600 Houston Lake Rd

A Labor of Love: Thanksgiving Feed the Homeless

  • When: Nov. 27 
  • Where: 520 Georgia Highway 247 S. Suite 401-143 in Bonaire
  • What: The goal is to feed a hot meal and give personal care bags to 100 homeless individuals. If you would like to volunteer to help pass out the meals, you can call/text 478-396-5556.


Food giveaway at Carl Vinson VA Medical Center

  • When: Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. until supplies run out
  • Where: Buildings 34 and 35 at the Dublin VA campus. Drive-thru pickup at buildings near water tower.
  • What: Food boxes for veterans and the general public


Harvest Festival 

  • When: Nov. 20 at 1 p.m.
  • Where: 477 Dames Ferry Road in Forsyth


Beulahland Boxes of Love

  • When: Nov. 19 at 9 a.m.
  • Where: South Location at 2368 Gunn Rd.

Feed the City 2021

  • When: Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Hope Church at 204 Sullivan Road in Fort Valley & Deloris Toliver Park at 116 Wallace Drive in Warner Robins 
  • What: Drive-thru event

Turkey Giveaway

  • When: Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: 200 Fagan Circle in Fort Valley


Thanksgiving Dinner and Fellowship

  • When: Nov. 21 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: 893 New Haven Church Road in Gordon 
  • What: Service followed by a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.


The following counties are out for the full week of Nov. 22-26:

Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Dodge, Dooly, Hancock, Houston, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, Macon, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Taylor, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox and Wilkinson.

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