Thanksgiving: Register now for food giveaways

Published 11:43 am Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Families and individuals in need have at least two options to receive food to celebrate Thanksgiving, regardless of income.


Outreach Ministries

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Brookhaven Outreach Ministries will have a Thanksgiving food give-away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from noon until 3 p.m.

Registration in-person by Nov. 16 is required, and in order to participate, registrants must be arrive at the 210 W Court St. address no later than 2 p.m. Nov. 21. Applicants must provide proof of household income, number of people in the household, and their ages, according to Executive Director Rev. Jerry Durr.

The giveaway is for anyone in need, and has been going on for more than three decades. Recipients will be given a turkey and other food items.


Doug Sullivan Meal

The 17th annual Doug Sullivan Community Thanksgiving Meal will be Thanksgiving Day at First United Methodist Church, Brookhaven. Meals will be available at the church or for delivery from 9 a.m. “until.”

Sullivan was a former mayor of Brookhaven, and a longtime Brookhaven High School football coach. When he died suddenly in 2007, the members of his church family wanted to honor his memory. They decided that providing a delicious, hot Thanksgiving meal to anyone, no matter what their economic circumstances or family dynamics, would be the best way to give back just as Coach Sullivan would have wanted.

So the Doug Sullivan Community Thanksgiving Meal was born.

This year, people are invited to eat-in at the Brookhaven FUMC Ministry Center on South Jackson Street, behind the downtown Post Office. Diners may also pick up plates or request delivery. Those needing meals should call the church office at 601-833-3519 and leave a message with their name, address, phone number and the number of meals they will need. Anyone leaving a message should say whether they intend to pick them up or need delivery.