Free Turkey & Fixings
Visit our donation page to make a donation to this annual community effort. Please be sure to select “Thanksgiving Angels” from the dropdown menu. Thank you!
November 23, 2020 will mark the ninth annual “Thanksgiving Angels” community days of sharing in Pittsfield. Sponsored by a collaboration of 19 food pantries, organizations, and faith communities, Thanksgiving Angels addresses local food insufficiency by providing more than 1,450 families with uncooked turkeys and the fixings to celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving meal in their own homes. Last year, more than 350 volunteers assisted with the distributions. The non-profit manager and distribution site is South Church, 110 South Street, Pittsfield, MA, 01201.
Sign-up and pick-up dates for families are listed below.
The Berkshire Eagle and others have published articles and videos about this annual distribution of food and love:
- Thanksgiving Angels on The John Krol Show (video, 2018)
- VIDEO: Rev. Joel Huntington, pastor of South Congregational Church talks about Thanksgiving Angels food distribution (2015)
Letter: Thanksgiving Angels offer their thanks (Jim Armstrong, 2016)
- Hundreds brave the cold for Thanksgiving Angels program (2015)
2020 Sign-up & Pick-up
See information in Spanish below!
1 — Sign up to reserve your uncooked turkey and fixings at South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield during the following times:
- Monday, October 19 from 9–11am
- Tuesday, October 20 from 3–5pm
- Wednesday, October 21 from 1–3pm
- Thursday, October 22 from 3–5pm
- Friday, October 23 from 9–11am
- Monday, October 26 from 9–11am
- Tuesday, October 27 from 3–5pm
- Wednesday, October 28 from 1–3pm
- Thursday, October 29 from 3–5pm
- Friday, October 30 from 9–11am
If you are a smaller family of 1 or 2 persons or don’t have cooking facilities, we encourage you to sign up through the Christian Center program, where you will receive a prepared meal.
2 — Pick up your turkey & fixings at the drive-thru:
We will be doing things a little differently this year due to the pandemic. There will be no inside “shopping,” all items will be pre-packaged and distributed via the drive-thru.
- Monday, November 23, 2020
You will be assigned a designated pick-up time when you sign up.
Christian Center, Congregation Knesset Israel, First Baptist Church, First Church of Christ in Pittsfield, First United Methodist Church, Giving Garden of Pittsfield, Church of Christ, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, The Salvation Army, Sisters of St. Joseph, Soldier On, South Congregational Church UCC, St. Charles Catholic Church, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Mark’s Catholic Church, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Second Congregational Church UCC, Temple Anshe Amunim, Zion Lutheran Church