Turkey Giveaway 2023


Thomas J. Henry will once again be giving away thousands of
Thanksgiving turkeys at in-person events in four South Texas cities.


Thomas J. Henry has been giving away Thanksgiving turkeys to needy families each
November for nearly 30 years. In fact, more than 650,000 people throughout the
South Texas region have been impacted by this generous event, making the Thomas J. Henry
Turkey Giveaway one of the largest Thanksgiving charity events in the nation.

Each year, on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, South Texas residents have lined line up
around attorney Thomas J. Henry’s building waiting eagerly for their turkey. Oftentimes,
the first person in line had been there since two o’clock in the morning, and people
continue to receive turkeys until late in the afternoon.

But the Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway event is not just about turkey…it has become
a tradition in the Coastal Bend- a way to kick off the holiday season and bring families
and friends together for a day of fun and gratitude.


– Friday, November 17, 2023

* This giveaway is not open to the public and is only for approved churches and non-profits.
Requests must be submitted before 5:00 PM, Friday, November 10.

  • Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Thomas J. Henry Corpus Christi Office: 521 Starr Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
  • 2pm – 4pm


Turkey Request Form


Requests are currently closed.


Event times

Alice, TX

Event Location:

Jim Wells County Fair Grounds (3001 S Johnson St, Alice, TX 78332)

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023

Time: 8:00 am

San Diego, TX

Event Location:

San Diego City Hall (404 S. Mier Street, San Diego, Texas 78384)

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023

Time: 9:00 am

Freer, TX

Event Location:

New City Hall (902 E. Riley Street, Freer, TX 78357)

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023

Time: 10:00 am

Corpus Christi, TX

Event Location:

Thomas J. Henry Downtown Office (521 Starr Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78401)

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm


The Turkey Giveaway will be Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Alice Giveaway: 8:00AM – 9:00AM
San Diego Giveaway: 9:00AM – 10:00AM
Freer Giveaway: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Corpus Christi Giveaway: 12:00PM – 3:00PM

Alice Giveaway: Jim Wells Fair Grounds (3001 S. Johnson Street)
San Diego Giveaway:  San Diego City Hall (404 S. Mier Street)
Freer Giveaway: New City Hall (902 E. Riley Street)
Corpus Christi Giveaway: Thomas J. Henry Downtown Corpus Christi (521 Starr Street)

In an effort to serve as many families as possible, we will give out one turkey per family. The family representative must be an adult 18+.

Yes, must be an adult 18+. Families may stand in line together; however, only adults 18+ will be given a turkey.

We will not be delivering turkeys. Please see event times and locations to attend our public giveaway.

Turkeys will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until we run out.



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