Practice gratitude: eat a meal and share one


Thanksgiving is underway and whether you want to practice gratitude during a special meal with your family or deliver a meal to someone in need, (or both!) we have just the list for you. Because what’s better than bringing kindness through a warm meal?

Eat A Meal

Sometimes, Thanksgiving tastes best in someone else’s kitchen. If this holiday season you are wanting to keep your hands and kitchen clean but your belly full, then head over to these locations for authentic Thanksgiving feasts to share with the family:

Ancient Lore Village

If your wanting a whimsical thanksgiving event to give thanks with your family, Ancient Lore Village is the place to visit. They will be hosting a Thanksgiving meal on Nov 23 from 12:30-4pm with an abundance of thanksgiving favorites all around a cozy fire pit. Pre-registration required.

Thanksgiving Buffet At Crowne Plaza

The annual Thanksgiving Buffet returns this year to Crowne Plaza. They have reservations for seating from 11am-2pm and children under 5 eat free. They will have an abundance of Thanksgiving favorites and some delicious surprises. Reservations required.

Oliver Royale

If you’re looking for a three course meal curated for the perfect experience, then join Oliver Royale on November 23 from 11am-7pm for your Thanksgiving meal. The menu consists of holiday specials as well as some eccentric indulgences to choose from. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are welcome and accommodated based on availability.

Puckett’s Pigeon Forge

Open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Puckett’s will be serving family style meals filled with all of your favorite classics. The menu offers a variety for everything from southern starters to oven roasted turkey to pies and cobbler for dessert. This is a perfect option for those who want to avoid the stress of hosting but still want a traditional, family feel for their holiday dinner. Dine in last minute, order to go, or book a reservation.

Share A Meal

We are, after all, Tennessee Volunteers. On a day such as Thanksgiving, it’s in our nature to volunteer for those in our community who need a nice warm meal served with a smile. So this Thanksgiving, if you’re in the mood to practice gratitude in a new way, there are plenty of opportunities to go around. But remember, these nonprofits utilize volunteers all year long! Make this an opportunity to open a door to a year’s worth of volunteering:

The Love Kitchen

The Love Kitchen serves meals to the hungry in the Knoxville area year round, and what better time to supply a meal for someone than the thanksgiving holidays. Here, you can serve as an individual or in a group, so make sure to check out the link for more information.

Donate here

Knox Area Rescue Ministries

KARM is holding their Annual Thanksgiving Celebration on November 23. There are multiple roles to fill such as serving, set up/tear down, and the hospitality team. They have a number of time slots and accept volunteer forms up until the Monday of Thanksgiving, unless they fill up. Be sure to check the link for the volunteer form.

Donate here

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank hold twenty volunteer slots Monday-Saturday each week. There are two time shifts, 9 am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. If you’d like to sign up to help during the holiday season, feel free to sing up on their website for any available times and sections before or after Thanksgiving.

Donate here

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has volunteer positions for before, during, and after Thanksgiving to serve lunch to residents in their shelters. Complete with a serving line and kitchen duties, there are multiple ways to help out this holiday season. They will be volunteering at their Knoxville Area Command at 409 N Broadway and open it up to anyone who is willing. Check out the link to get more information about how to sign up and what to do.

Donate here

We at Cityview hope you have a fulfilling Thanksgiving this holiday season. We are grateful for you!

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