ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – If you are in need of a Thanksgiving meal this year, there are multiple opportunities where free food and groceries will be given out in the Albuquerque area during the month of November.

Below, you will find a list of giveaways and food resources.

Turkey and Thanksgiving meal giveaways

La Mesa Presbyterian Church Feast of Hope

  • What: Take out boxes of meals. La Mesa Presbyterian Church plans to serve up to 1,200 meals to the community
  • Location: La Mesa Presbyterian Church, 7401 Copper Ave. NE, Albuquerque.
  • When: Nov. 23
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Past events:

Lerner & Rowe giveaway

  • What: Lerner & Rowe will giveaway 1,000 meal packages including turkey on a first-come, first-served basis. Families are asked to remain in their vehicles and open their trunk or a side door to allow volunteers to place items inside.
  • Location: Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds, 300 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque.
  • When: Nov. 7
  • Time: Noon

Salvation Army Albuquerque

  • What: Salvation Army Albuquerque will be distributing Thanksgiving food boxes.
  • Location: The Salvation Army Albuquerque Temple Corps, 501 Broadway Blvd. SE, Albuquerque.
  • When: Nov. 18
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

101.3 FM The Hustle giveaway

  • What: 101.3 FM The Hustle, ABQ MRI, Accident & Injury Clinic of Albuquerque are giving out 101 turkey dinners. The event is sponsored by The Law Office of Adam Oakey, LLC, and Rio Grande Urgent Care.
  • Location: Rio Grande Urgent Care, 3911 Fourth St. NW, Albuquerque.
  • When: Nov. 18
  • Time: 10 a.m.

Fall Festival turkey raffle

  • What: Youth & Family Services is hosting a free family-friendly Fall Festival. There will be a free turkey giveaway raffle and other events.
  • Location: West Mesa Community Center, 5500 Glenrio NW, Albuquerque.
  • When: Nov. 18
  • Time: Raffle: Noon to 1 p.m. Event: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LB & Dogg Johnson’s Thanksgiving turkey drive

  • What: 101.3 FM The Hustle’s LB Johnson and Dogg Johnson are giving away free turkeys.
  • Location: Parking lot of New Heights Dispensary, 516 Chama St. NE Suite B, Albuquerque.
  • When: Nov. 20
  • Time: 4 p.m. to 2 p.m.

First Nations meal

  • What: First Nations is offering a holiday meal.
  • Location: All Nations Wellness and Healing Center, 6414 Zuni SE, Albuquerque.
  • When: Nov. 21
  • Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Let’s Be Great Movement and New Mexico State Police

  • What: Free turkey giveaway. Let’s Be Great Movement is supplying the turkeys and collecting donations. NMSP is assisting at the event and is not accepting donations.
  • Location: Expo New Mexico, 300 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque.
  • When: Nov. 21
  • Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Joy Junction Thanksgiving Feast 

  • What: Joy Junction’s annual Thanksgiving Feast will be held for those who are homeless or hungry.
  • Location: Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque.
  • When: Nov. 22
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Albuquerque Indian Center

  • What: The Albuquerque Indian Center is hosting a Thanksgiving meal. All are welcome.
  • Location: Albuquerque Indian Center, 105 Texas St. SE, Albuquerque.
  • When: Nov. 22
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you can’t make it to one of the events listed above, food banks, pantries, and local community organizations distribute food on a weekly basis. See below for food distribution events that are not geared toward Thanksgiving.

Food banks

Roadrunner Foodbank mobile food distributions

  • What: Roadrunner Foodbank will have three mobile food distribution events before Thanksgiving in Albuquerque. The food distributions will provide a range of food items, however, they are not specifically food items meant for Thanksgiving meal preparations.
  • Location, date and time:
    • Saturday, Nov. 18, at Rio Grande High School, located at 2300 Arenal Rd. SW from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic signs will be posted to guide attendees.
    • Sunday, Nov. 19, in Roadrunner Food Bank’s parking lot, located at 5840 Office Blvd NE from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic signs will be posted to guide attendees.
    • Monday, Nov. 20, at EXPO New Mexico, located at 300 San Pedro Dr. NE from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enter the ground using Gate 3, where EXPO New Mexico staff will guide you to the distribution.

Storehouse food distribution

  • What: The Storehouse gives away free groceries multiple times a month. People can visit one time a month with a valid ID.
  • Location: 106 Broadway Blvd. SE in downtown Albuquerque.
  • Dates: Nov. 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18 and 22.
  • Time: 9 a.m. to noon

This list will be updated as more events are announced. For more information about where groceries and meals are given away, click here.