Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Through the generosity of individual donors, faith communities and local businesses, The Gray House is able to provide turkeys and accompanying food for families in need for Thanksgiving. If you are interested in donating food, please visit our donations page for a list of needed items. We are also in need of volunteers to help throughout the month of November!


Eligible families (families with at least three people in the household and who can demonstrate financial need) must pre-register to receive a turkey and food. Please see the registration dates below. The same individual who registers must be present at the time of pick up.

If you have a blue card and have been to The Market at Gray House after 1/1/19, please bring your blue card and IDs for everyone in the household to pre-register.

If you do not have a blue card or have not received food through The Market at Gray House since 1/1/19, you must bring the following:

  • Form of ID for everyone in the household.
  • Official proof of address for adult members on the household (utility bill, lease, no personal or junk mail)
  • Proof of financial need (documentation of any other assistance such as your MassHealth card)

Due to limited turkey donations and high demand, we ask that you only register for a turkey with ONE community agency. The Gray House works closely with other food pantries in the area and will only provide turkeys to households that have not already registered with other agencies.

Registration Dates

Thursday, 10/31 from 9am-12pm during regular food distribution

Friday, 11/1 from 11am-1pm

Thursday, 11/7 from 9am-12pm during regular food distribution

Friday, 11/8 from 4pm-6pm during regular food distribution

We recommend coming on Friday, 11/1 between 11am-1pm or toward the end of any of the other registration times to avoid long lines.

Turkey Distribution

During registration, families will receive a slip and be asked to return on one of two days, either Monday, November 25 from 10am-1pm or Tuesday, November 26 from 3pm-6pm. The same individual who registers must be present at the time of pick up and must bring the slip given out at registration and a form of ID.

Alternative Options

For individuals or families not eligible to register at The Gray House, please see below for a list of Thanksgiving meal sites:

Knights of Columbus “The Castle”

1599 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA

Thanksgiving Day, 11/28, from 11am-2pm.

If you have difficulty leaving your home, please call 413-533-3620. Home delivery is available for Chicopee residents only

High School of Commerce

415 State Street, Springfield, MA

Thanksgiving Day, 11/28/19 from 12pm-2pm


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Food at the Market at Gray House

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