Annual Thanksgiving Dinner For The Homeless Thursday

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(Memphis) The 28th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless and Hungry will be held on Thanksgiving Day, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

More than 1,000 homeless or displaced persons will be served.

Free transportation is provided by MATA on a special route to and from the event from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

Baptist Health Care Systems will provide free health screenings, including cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes. 

Verizon Wireless will provide free long distance long distance calls to anywhere in the continental United States.

Cargill donates the meal, which is prepared in the kitchen of the Downtown Memphis Marriott.

You can help by donating new caps, scarves, gloves and especially blankets, which can be dropped off at any area Ashley Furniture Home Store location or at the Cook Convention Center, or by making a cash donation.  

Make checks payable to Memphis Thanksgiving Dinner,  C/O Cargill Inc., ATTN: Cary Brown, PO Box 13368, Memphis TN 38113.

All donations are tax-deductible.