Serve dinner at a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter.
When it comes to soup kitchens and homeless shelters serving meals on Thanksgiving, there are numerous ways to get involved. These facilities are often in need of volunteers to not only cook and serve the meal, but also collect the food and ensure there is enough to go around. Setting up the service area, greeting and seating visitors, and cleaning up afterward are also ways you can contribute. To search for these types of opportunities, call your local Salvation Army or visit VolunteerMatch. You can also check Craigslist or reach out to local churches in your area. Volunteer spots may be limited due to the pandemic.