Free Thanksgiving meals for the needy in Colorado

Organizations from the Salvation Army to local restaurants are stepping up to help Coloradans in need with free meals this Thanksgiving.

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The Salvation Army of Aurora

The Salvation Army of Aurora, located at the Aurora Warehouse at 11701 E. 33rd Ave., will serve Thanksgiving meals to residents at the outdoor shelter located on-site from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Ms. Betty’s Harvest Madsgiving

Denver chef Tajahi Cooke is partnering with the Salvation Army to deliver 10,000 meals across Denver, Aurora, Grand County, Eagle County and Poudre Canyon. If you’re in need, you can call 855-768-7977 to see if Ms. Betty’s Harvest Madsgiving can give you a Thanksgiving meal.

The Righteous Project

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Righteous Project, a nonprofit youth-oriented organization, plans to give way 100 free turkeys and free Thanksgiving meals at 11601 E. Montview Blvd. in Aurora. The organization is partnering with the Plates by the Pound BBQ restaurant.

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

The shelter, located at 4869 N. Broadway in Boulder, will provide a special breakfast and dinner for the 140 people who access the shelter’s services on Thanksgiving Day.

Feet Forward Boulder and Second Baptist Church Boulder

On Thanksgiving Day, hot meals will be served from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Glen Huntington Bandshell in Boulder’s Central Park, located at 1212 Canyon Blvd.

The Salvation Army of Greeley

The Salvation Army of Greeley, located at 1119 Sixth St., will provide hot Thanksgiving meals from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Participants can either take their meal to go in a container supplied by the organization or sit down to enjoy their meal with others.

Loveland’s Betta Gumbo and Citipointe Church Northern Colorado

The Southern food restaurant Betta Gumbo and northern Colorado church have partnered to provide meals this Thanksgiving. If you’re in need, text “thanks” to 970-474-5019 to get free meals for you or someone you know who’s in need. The family-style meals will consist of turkey, gravy, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, buttered corn, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie. Meal pick-up is from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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