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      Ways to give back on Thanksgiving

      There are plenty of local ways you and your relatives can give back this Thanksgiving. Several non-profits in Birmingham are collecting food as well as serving food to the needy on the holiday. They are also open to accepting donations.Note: Some of the following organizations have reached capacity for volunteers. Please go on their websites and gather contact information, if you would like to get involved.The Birmingham Salvation Army will provide a Thanksgiving meal for the homeless.Thursday, November 28 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at our emergency shelter cafeteria located at 2130 11th Ave. North behind the BJCC. www.birminghamsalvationarmy.orgThe Jimmie Hale Mission will also provide and deliver meals.3420 2nd Avenue N.,{}Downtown near Sloss and Water Works{}WHEN: Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday), 5 p.m. Volunteers will help serve the traditional Thanksgiving meal to the homeless and hungry at 5 p.m.{}Thanksgiving Day (Thursday), 10 a.m., 12 p.m. & 5 p.m. Volunteers will arrive at 10 a.m. to deliver hot meals to seniors and shut-ins in the Birmingham metro area. Other volunteers will also help serve the traditional Thanksgiving meal to the homeless and hungry at 12 noon and again at 5 p.m.{}http://www.jimmiehalemission.com/The Community Kitchens of Birmingham will hold Thanksgiving dinners on November 28 for the needy. One dinner will happen at the Grace Church in Woodlawn.http://thecommunitykitchens.org/