Do-Gooding Norma’s Does Good Again

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Continuing its 23-year holiday tradition, Norma’s Cafe, the original Dallas comfort-food icon that has served Texas home cooking for 55 years, will again host its annual free Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 24 from 11 am to 1 pm at its Oak Cliff location on 1123 W. Davis Street in Dallas.

During the event, 55 volunteers, many of whom helped start the tradition in 1988, will serve more than 4,000 home-cooked, Thanksgiving meals to hungry Dallas community members.

“The purpose of this day has never changed in 23 years – we enjoy sharing this day with the community and invite anyone who needs or wants a hearty, home-cooked meal to join us. That’s the meaning of the holiday to us,” said Ed Murph, owner of Norma’s Cafe. “At Norma’s Cafe, we are so thankful for our talented staff, loyal customers, and our volunteers and sponsors who make this event possible every year.”

Guests who partake of the Thanksgiving Day feast can expect a full spread of holiday staples, including turkey and dressing with cranberry sauce and gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, salad with ranch dressing, homemade rolls and cornbread, and fruit or a slice of the famous Norma’s Cafe Mile-High Cream Pies for dessert. In addition to the Oak Cliff event, Norma’s Cafe will be collecting monetary donations for the North Texas Food Bank and will be delivering to-go turkey dinners to several local churches and charity organizations.

This year’s event is made possible in part by several generous sponsors, including Ben E Keith, Schepps, Classic Caps, Clicks Radiator Service, Instant Whip Foods, Community Coffee, and Tyson.