Volunteer Tanya Ragan , right, serves a free Thanksgiving Day meal to Pablo Guzman, left, of West Dallas at The Slow Bone in the Design District of Dallas on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. By Jim Tuttle. (Provided by Freebird.)

Thanksgiving

The Slow Bone to Offer Freebird Thanksgiving Dinner

The sixth annual event helps those in need.

Just over a week ago, when temperatures dropped, I shivered, thinking about the fraught question of emergency sheltering, covered by The Dallas Morning News and various other news outlets.

Next week, on Thanksgiving day, The Slow Bone will host the sixth iteration of an event that offers a free Thanksgiving meal for the homeless, first responders, and anyone who lives with food precarity.

First launched by former The Slow Bone owner Jack Perkins, the four-hour event is now in the hands of current owner Jeffery Hobbs. The Slow Bone team and a crew of volunteers will dish up turkey, the Irving Boulevard barbecue joint’s well-known brisket, sausage, and cornbread pudding, as well as fixings. Last year’s event, fueled by donations from players as large as Eatzi’s, U.S. Foods, and Chef’s Produce as well as smaller contributions, welcomed more than 1,000 people, with leftover food donated to the Austin Street Shelter and The Bridge.

Freebird will take place November 28nd from 12-4 PM at The Slow Bone. “Everyone in need is welcome to come and get a meal, no questions asked,” the team emphasizes in a press release. Donations, which offset costs, can be made here, at the Freebird Go Fund Me page.

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