To Give is to Receive


Thanksgiving is a time to Give Thanks


This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for those who can give during the holiday season, whether it be a monetary donation or a helping hand. We are also thankful for those who are on the receiving end of donations, meals, and food during the holidays. Let us take a moment to appreciate and acknowledge the kindness of those who are making others’ lives a little bit brighter during this season of giving.


Thanksgiving Giveaways:


  • Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway – On Thursday, November 16th, Faith Food Pantry will be giving away over 250 turkeys along with gift cards and staples. Doors open at 7:30am. First come first served.

Location: Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church – Food Pantry; Address: 29 Grove Street; City: StamfordCT 06901


  • Thanksgiving Giveaway – Come drive through or walk up this Saturday, November 18th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be free turkeys and trimmings to be given away. First come first served.

Location: Bethel A.M.E. Church; Address: 150 Fairfield Ave, Stamford, CT


  • Harvest for Hope Turkey Giveaway – The South End Branch of the Ferguson Library will host a giveaway of turkeys and bags of fixings to families in need to ensure no one in Stamford goes hungry this Thanksgiving.

    Event starts at 11am on Saturday, November 18th. No appointment necessary. Turkeys and bags of fixings will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location: South End Branch Library, 34 Woodland Ave, Stamford, CT 06902


  • Thanksgiving Turkey & Tablets- Tuesday, November 21. Free frozen turkeys along with free tablets – loaded with 5 years of free internet for qualified individuals. From 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location:  1360 Bedford St, Stamford, CT


Thanksgiving Community Events:


  • Thanksgiving Market- Saturday, November 18th. Get some fresh greens and seasonal goods to complete your Thanksgiving feast.  There will also be a mini pumpkin toss, playdough table, and other festivities for all ages to enjoy.

Location:  Fairgate Farm, 129 Stillwater Ave, Stamford, CT


  • Gratitude Gala-Open to the public on Saturday, November 18th, free entertainment, food, a bounce house, games, raffles and more. Free fun for the whole family.

Location:  47 Kirkham Place, Stamford, CT


  • Evangelical Community Church warmly invites you to a FREE Thanksgiving Feast in Stamford! on November 23, 2023 at 12:00 PM. This incredible event brings together the community in a celebration of gratitude and togetherness.

Reserve now on AllEvents. Food, fun, and fellowship awaits! 

Location: Evangelical Community Church. 1155 Newfield Ave, Stamford CT 06905


  • Hispanic Moms CT & Nosotras invites you to a Thanksgiving celebration at the South End Branch Ferguson Library. During this family-friendly event from 11am to 1:00pm on Saturday, November 25, there will be arts and crafts, snacks, and music.

Location: South End Branch Library, 34 Woodland Ave, Stamford, CT 06902


Organizations Taking Donations:


  • The Food Bank for The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County – Donations accepted Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Closed Friday, November 10 (Veterans Day)

Location: 461 Glenbrook Road. Stamford, CT  06906


  • Thanksgiving Food Drive – The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County – Donations accepted at the Italian Center on Saturday, November 18th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Location: 1620 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905


  • JCC Stamford -Donations accepter on November 5, 12-19. They are collecting non-perishable Thanksgiving fixin’s including canned sweet potatoes, canned fruit, canned gravy, rice, cooking oils, stuffing mix and canned pumpkin.

Location: 1035 Newfield Avenue. Stamford, CT 06905


  • Stamford Moms is hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive to support the Salvation Army of Stamford  -Please drop non perishable food items at one of our four drop-off locations in Stamford until November 14, 2023: