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Our Founder

During the holiday season, many senior citizens are alone and cannot afford to prepare a holiday meal for themselves. In 1979, San Antonio restaurant owner and businessman, Raul Jimenez, recognized this need in his community and established a Thanksgiving Day event designed to serve these forgotten individuals.

The Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner is a

non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization.

Established in 1979, Raul Jimenez sought to feed 100 of San Antonio’s elderly and less fortunate

for Thanksgiving. It is now in its 45th year

and feeding over 25,000!

Our Community

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