Thanksgiving events and volunteer opportunities

Operation Turkey

Volunteer Orientations - Learn the basics of how you can help us during the Turkey Tailgate and Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 19 at 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 22 at 2:00 pm

Austin City Hall
301 W. 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701

Turkey Tailgate - The big party where we smoke 450+ turkeys.

Wednesday, November 25 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

Third Base
13301 US-183,
Austin, TX 78750

Thanksgiving Day - Food preparation, packaging and delivery.

Thursday, November 26 8:00 am – noon

Central/Downtown Austin

PF Changs
201 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

Northwest Austin
PF Changs
10114 Jollyville Rd
Austin, TX 78759

South Austin
Gueros Taco Bar
1412 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

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Meals on Wheels and More

Donate - Your gift will provide meals and other critical services this holiday season to nearly 5,000 homebound elderly and disabled Central Texans through programs designed to keep them healthy and living independently with dignity. More Info

2015 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

ThunderCloud has raised nearly $2.5 million for Caritas of Austin through the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot. They donate 100 percent of the proceeds of the event to Caritas, which provides education and support services to working poor people to help them become self-sufficient. More Info

Capital Area Food Bank

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Food Bank. They bring our mission to life. Our volunteers ensure only the safest food leaves our warehouse, keep mobile food pantry lines running smoothly and share our mission at community events throughout the year. More Info

Gobble Gobble Give Austin

Gobble Gobble Give is using IndieGoGo to raise money for a multi-city potluck. This year they plan to host potluck events in the following cities on Thanksgiving:

Los Angeles, CA - Echo Park
Los Angeles, CA - Santa Monica
Harlem, NY
San Francisco, CA
Austin, TX
Las Vegas, NV

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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers and donation.  More Info


Over 500 volunteers are needed for the 25th Annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot held on November 26th. Opportunities include packet pick-up assistance at Luke's Locker and First Texas Honda, race day registration, and event setup and cleanup. More Info

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