Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities


Salvation Army - Turkey Run Volunteer

November 24, 2020

Salvation Army puts together Thanksgiving dinners for homes in Muskegon County. Volunteers are needed to help pack meal boxes and deliver boxes to the High Rises. 
*Volunteers must be masked, gloved, and healthy.
To register today follow the link: 
For questions please call: 231-773-3284 

Donation of Goods: 

Salvation Army

  • Turkeys 
  • Stuffing 
  • Canned Green Beans 
  • Canned Corn 
  • Gravy 
  • Boxed Potatoes 
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce 
  • Boxed Desserts 
  • Grocery Store Gift Cards/Cash/Checks

Mission for Area People

  • Jell-O 
  • Boxed Desserts 
  • Canned Veggies 
  • Turkey Aluminum Pans 
  • Canned/Powdered Gravy 
  • Stuffing 
  • Turkey (10-14 lbs) 
  • Sweet Potatoes 
  • Boxed Potatoes 
*All items must be received by Thursday at 12:00 p.m. on November 19, 2020, @ 2500 Jefferson St, Muskegon, MI 49444. 
For any questions please call: 231-733-9672 

Muskegon Rescue Mission 

  • Stuffing 
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Corn Cans 
  • Green Beans
  • Sweet Potatoe Cans
  • Mashed Potatoes 
  • Corn Meal Muffin Mix

Need Help? Register for the program today:  

Salvation Army - Turkey Run

November 2 - November 16, 2020

Providing food boxes filled with Thanksgiving dinner ingredients/items to area individuals and families in need. Must register in advance, boxes will be distributed via curbside pick-up.
For individuals living in several of the senior apartments in Muskegon, food boxes will be delivered to residents who have registered.
Eligibility: Low-income Muskegon County residents (must not be registered with another agency's Thanksgiving assistance program)
Apartment complexes participating (for delivery option):
  • Bayview Towers
  • Carriage House
  • Christian Manor
  • Hartford Terrace
  • Hickory Village
  • Houston Towers
  • Jefferson Towers
  • Nelson Place
  • Park Woods
  • Pine Grove Manor
  • Trinity Manor
  • Village at Park Terrace
Online application dates: November 2 - 16, 2020
Phone application dates: November 9 - 13, 2020 10am-12noon
Distribution during the week of Thanksgiving
Families can sign up today by following the link:… from November 2 - November 16. Those who do not have access to a computer can call 231-733-3284 from November 9 - November 13 from 10 am - 12 pm each day.

Mission for Area People:

November 2 - November 20

Accepting phone registrations for Thanksgiving Baskets Monday-Friday November 2 - 20, 2020. Baskets will then be available for pick up November 24, 2020. Interested persons must bring proof children are in the home.
Eligibility:  Muskegon County families with children ages 1 - 18 living in the home. No single persons are eligible
(231) 733-9672
Registration: Mon-Fri November 2 - 20, 2020 (by phone from) 9am-3pm


Baskets will be available for pick up November 24, 2020.

Hope Closet

Down on your luck? Going through a difficult season? 2020 getting the best of you?
We would love to help take some of the weight off your shoulders and bless you with a wonderful Thanksgiving meal! You don't have to meet any specific qualifications to receive help.
All you have to do is
(1) sign up by Thursday, November 19th at either Hope's Outlet locations in Muskegon and
(2) be able to pick up your box on Saturday November, 21st between 10:00am-1:00pm at Hope's Outlet on Glade Street.
AGAIN, we are asking that you sign up IN ADVANCE so we know how many boxes to prepare!
Emmanuel Free Church (EFC)

Muskegon Rescue Mission

November 23 & November 24

Thanksgiving baskets will be distributed at the specified times on November 23 and November 24, 2020 at the Men's Shelter. There is no advanced registration and the baskets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis; based on availability. Meat is not a guaranteed item in the baskets.
Due to COVID-19, the amount of people allowed into the building at one time will be limited. Guests will social distance and wear masks while waiting outside, and will have to pass a temperature check before going inside to pick up the food items/basket.
(231) 727-6085
Mon, November 23, 2020 7:30am-10:30am
Tue, November 24, 2020 7:30am-10:30am.