3 Dallas restaurants throw open doors with free Thanksgiving spread

Thanksgiving seems to get the most out of a lot of people. Certainly the folks at the Dallas Restaurant: During the 2019 vacation, at least three locations in Dallas are hosting charity events where they’ll give people a free turkey spread.

Kudos to these three benefactors:

Norma’s Cafe

This small, home-cooked chain of diners has a long history of serving a free Thanksgiving meal to everyone who shows up at its Oak Cliff location at 1123 W. Davis St. Volunteer staff serve a feast of holiday favorites, including turkey and giblet and cranberry sauce dressing, mashed potatoes, English peas, salad, rolls, fruit, and dessert.

Norma’s owner Ed Murph said in a press release that he is committed to giving back to the community. “We started this tradition with 150 meals 31 years ago and it has grown to include more than 8,000 free meals offered to individuals each year.” Families, local homeless shelters and places of worship. “

They are supported by several generous sponsors including Ben E. Keith, Classic Caps and Embroidery, Centennial Radiator Service, Community Coffee, Evans Gravur, Buckhead Beef, Hill Country Dairy, Village Baking Co., and Varidoc Printing.

Guests are asked to arrive early as thousands of meals are served between 11am and 1pm.

Slow bone

The barbecue restaurant is hosting its 6th annual “Freebird an Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner Event” for those in need. The food is aimed at the homeless, first responders, and people across the community.

Turkey, grilled breast, sausage and cornbread pudding are served from 12 noon to 4 pm.

At last year’s Free Bird event, Chef Jeffery Hobbs and his team welcomed and fed more than 1,000 people during the four-hour event. The rest of the meals were donated to the Austin Street Shelter and The Bridge, both contact centers for the homeless in Dallas.

This year Hobbs expects a bigger turnout and welcomes anyone who needs a little vacation fun. Everyone in need is welcome, no questions asked. I would totally ask questions because that’s who I am.

Freebird relies on local volunteers and donations from companies across the state, as well as significant contributions from Eatzi’s, US Foods, Chef’s Produce, and Edward Don of Dallas. There is also a Go Fund me page for anyone who wants to donate.

The Statler Dallas

The Hipster Downtown Dallas Hotel is partnering with nonprofit Operation Forever Free to host a free Thanksgiving celebration for active first responders and officials, retired veterans, and their immediate families to thank them for their honorable service.

Operation Forever Free is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life for the military and their families in the Dallas / Fort Worth area by providing bespoke homes.

A traditional all-ingredient Thanksgiving meal is served in Statler’s ballroom. Advance reservations are required and free valet parking is available. It will run from 12pm to 3pm.

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