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Turkey Giveaway

Due to COVID-19, significant changes have been made to the Thomas J. Henry Annual Turkey Giveaway. To ensure the safety of our staff and event participants, this year’s Turkey Giveaway will be drive-thru only!

To accommodate these changes, the main Corpus Christi event has been moved from our Starr St. offices to the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown. Additional details and rules can be found below

Thomas J. Henry has been giving away Thanksgiving turkeys to needy families each November for more than a decade. In fact, more than 350,000 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 up around attorney Thomas J. Henry’s building waiting eagerly for their turkey. Often times, 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 Turkey Giveaway 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.

Event times

Alice, TX

Event Location:

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

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Time: 8:00 am

San Diego, TX

Event Location:

Bernarda Jaime Junior High School (609 W Labbe Ave San Diego TX)

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Time: 9:00 am

Freer, TX

Event Location:

Duval-Freer Airport 
(5348 E. Highway 44, Freer, TX)

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

Corpus Christi, TX

Event Location:

Fairgrounds Field @ Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds 
(1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd, Robstown, TX 78380)

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

FAQs

The Turkey Giveaway will be Saturday, November 21, 2020.

Alice, TX @ Jim Wells County Fair Grounds
San Diego, TX @ Bernarda Jaime Junior High School

Alice Giveaway – 8:00AM
San Diego Giveaway – 9:00AM
Freer Giveaway – 10:00AM
Robstown Giveaway – 12:00PM

Vehicles will not be allowed to arrive more than an hour before the event start time.

1 turkey will be given per adult present with a MAX of 3 turkeys per vehicle

You must be 18 years or older.

No, this event is only a drive-thru event.

Yes, no walk-ups will be allowed. You must stay in your vehicle at all times.

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

Unfortunately for the safety of our volunteers and staff, this event is a drive-thru only with no walk-ups allowed.

Terms & Conditions

Cars will not be allowed to arrive more than an hour before the event start time.

Only 1 turkey given to each adult present with a MAX of 3 turkey per vehicle.

Must have the trunk of your vehicle empty.

Due to safety reasons, turkeys will not be placed inside the back seat or front seat of the vehicle.

Walk- Ups will not be allowed.

Must remain in your vehicle at all times.

Please wear your mask when in the drive-thru distribution line.

No cellphones while in the drive-thru line for the safety of everyone.

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