KUSA - While many families will be home preparing a holiday feast to enjoy this Thanksgiving, thousands and thousands of people across Colorado are not fortunate enough to be able to do the same.
Thankfully, several organizations and groups across the state are coming together to offer the homeless, and people in need, a free Thanksgiving meal this holiday - including the turkey and all the fixins'.
About a dozen local food trucks will gather in Denver for the first-ever "Food Trucksgiving." The trucks will be parked downtown at 3530 Brighton Blvd. They will begin serving free meals at 1 p.m. until they run out of food.
The Salvation Army will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving community meal at the Colorado Convention Center downtown again this year.
Individuals and families in need can start lining up outside the center for a free meal starting at 8 a.m. The meals will be served at 11:30 a.m.
The Salvation Army expects to serve about a thousand people there.
VFW Post 1 and Boots 66
Free Thanksgiving meal for homeless and needy veterans. The meal is being prepared and served by veterans.
The festivities are being held at VFW Post 1 located at 841 Santa Fe Dr. starting at 10 a.m.
Volunteers of America
The Volunteers of America Organization will be at Jackson's Restaurant again this year.
Volunteers expect to server 1,500 Thanksgiving meals at the restaurant on 1520 20th St.
They'll start serving at 10 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Boulder
The First Presbyterian Church of Boulder will carry on its tradition of serving a Thanksgiving dinner to Coloradans in need in Boulder.
People can get the free meal between 1 and 3 p.m. at the church's location on 1829 15th St. in Boulder.
Outreach United Resource Center
The OUR Center's Spirit of Thanksgiving Dinner features a Thanksgiving feast and entertainment. The free event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old Chicago Restaurant in Longmont.
People will be given a traditional holiday meal and can enjoy musical entertainment, face painting for kids, and more.
Free shuttle services will take people from the OUR Center on 220 Collyer St. to the restaurant.
Mountain View Bible Fellowship
The Mountain View Bible Fellowship is offering a free holiday meal to people in need in the Estes Park community.
The fellowship prepared more than 30 20-pound turkeys for the community meal.
Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Williams Center gym on 1575 South St. Vrain Ave.
They expect to serve about 600 people.
Catholic Charities in Larimer County
The Catholic Charities in Larimer County will be serving a tradition Thanksgiving meal at its location in Fort Collins on 460 Linden Center Dr.
They'll begin serving meals at noon.
Catholic Charities Samaritan House shelter
Samaritan House volunteers will be serving Thanksgiving meals prepared by culinary teams of Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel and The Westin Denver Downtown.
Staff and volunteers from the hotel will serve meals from 10:45 a.m. to noon at the Samaritan House shelter.
The shelter is located on 2301 Lawrence St.
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