Like many, we are excited for the holidays quickly approaching. It calls for family time, laughter, love and good food. However, for some families, the last is something that is harder to come by.

On Saturday, November 17th , we will be hosting our 10th annual Thanksgiving Giveaway. With over 2,000 families signed up to receive a turkey and the traditional trimmings needed to prepare complete holiday meals, we know we have our work cut our for us. But with the 450 volunteers who will be serving alongside one another, there is no doubt that it can (and will) be done!

Receipients line up the night before, sleeping outside on benches, some even bringing chairs from home to ensure they are first in line to receive all the items needed to prepare complete Thanksgiving meals. Dillas Quesadillas provide THE MOST delicious quesadillas for our volunteers and a live DJ mixes tunes for all in attendance to dance along to. And none of it would be possible without our incredible sponsors: Albertsons Tom Thumb , Cawley & Partners , USAA and Green Mountain Energy.

The holidays are a time to give back to the community and help those who may not have the means to provide a holiday sit-down dinner for their families.

During our Thanksgiving giveaway, Minnie's Food Pantry will distribute a complete holiday meal to families we serve right here in North Texas.

If you'd like to donate items, please take a look at a few of the often overlooked staples to consider picking up during your next shopping trip!

*$50 donation to Minnie's Food Pantry will provide a complete Thanksgiving meal to families in need*