Deadline Approaching to Signup for Free Thanksgiving Meal Courtesy of DESA

November 17, 2023
By: Dwayne Page

If you want a hot delicious meal delivered to your home on Thanksgiving Day you have until Sunday, November 19 to sign up.

The DeKalb Emergency Services Association (DESA), with the help of volunteers, will again be preparing and delivering Thanksgiving Meals to DeKalb County residents on Thursday, November 23.

This year’s meal will consist of turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, and a homemade dessert.

If you or a family member would like a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day, please call one of the numbers listed below or visit the website listed to be added to our delivery list. They will need your address, phone number, and the number of persons in your household. The meals are scheduled to be delivered between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon.

DESA will accept names of persons requesting a meal through Sunday, November 19.

To get your name on the delivery list, call 615-390-0297 or 615-712-4286 or visit

Additionally, if you want to support this community project by donating or volunteering your time to prepare meals and/or make deliveries, you can contact the phone number above or visit to donate or sign up to volunteer.

If you want to donate dressing or a dessert you may bring it by the county complex on Wednesday, November 22 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The DeKalb Emergency Services Association also plans to prepare and deliver meals on Christmas Eve. A future announcement will be publicized later for this project.

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