AJ's feeds the community this Thanksgiving 2020

Special to Gannett
AJ's on the Bayou

For the fifth year, AJ’s on the Bayou, will host a free Thanksgiving Day meal from 11 a.m. to 4.p.m. Last year, the waterfront restaurant served close to 800 meals.

"We open up our doors to everyone, to ensure that no one is alone or hungry for the holiday," says Keith Waters, director of operations for AJ's.

AJ's Thanksgiving feast will feature time-honored classics such as turkey, ham, stuffing, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry relish, garden salad, dinner rolls, and assortment of pies.

"We are expanding the outreach this year to include our sister store in Grayton Beach" says Waters. "AJ's Grayton Beach will open their doors from 1-5 p.m. We are open to everyone, and invite the community to join our AJ’s family on this day, to give thanks. While there is absolutely no charge, donations will be accepted from those capable of making them."

Alan Laird, owner of AJ's, says, “We want to give back to those that may not have the means to celebrate Thanksgiving. We also want to provide a gathering place for those who don't have anyone with whom to share the holiday meal or for those who simply want to celebrate with their neighbors. This is our way to thank the community that provides for us and our families, each and every day."

All donations received from both Thanksgiving feasts will benefit Kids on the Coast Foundation. Donations will be used to assist local high school youth this upcoming holiday season. Kids on the Coast is a 501(c03) non profit organization that supports various charities that provide assistance and give support to local children.

For more information, contact our Special Events and Promotions department, Rachael Green, at info@ajs-destin.com or 850-259-2057.