If you are looking for a place to eat or a place to serve this Thanksgiving, Johnson City’s nonprofit agencies have extended an open invitation for a series of free holiday meals for the community.
With overnight temperatures forecast to drop into the teens and single digits through the end of next week, Johnson City’s homeless shelters are encouraging everyone to come in from the cold.
The luscious aroma of roast turkey and the echoing greeting of “Happy Thanksgiving” filled the air inside the Salvation Army Center of Hope kitchen and all around loading docks at Good Samaritan Ministries Tuesday as Johnson City’s charitable ministries kicked off the holiday’s feasting for anyone in need.
While Northeast Tennessee residents bustle to the grocery store one last time for a forgotten can of cranberry jelly, or wonder if they have enough flatware for everyone at the Thanksgiving table, the next four days for many area nonprofits will be nothing short of “managed chaos.”
• Tuesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Salvation Army Center of Hope, 200 Ashe St.