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Free Thanksgiving dinners for families offered in and around Seattle

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Some families seek out community-based Thanksgiving dinners because they need a safe place for their family to gather for a meal, because they’re looking to enjoy the holiday with others in the community, because this year the cost of preparing the meal is a difficult stretch or all of the above.  There's a wide variety of free meals being offered Saturday, November 21 through Friday, November 27.  


The Alajawan Brown Foundation Family Thanksgiving Dinner

Thurs., Nov. 26, noon to 4 p.m.

Skyway VFW Post #9430, 7421 S 126th St., Seattle

Free. Family games and door prizes.



Asian Counseling & Referral Service

Thurs., Nov. 26, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

3639 MLK Jr. Way S, Seattle 


Free. No RSVP required, everyone welcome. Food served will be “less traditional and more Asian fusion.”



Bread of Life Mission 

Thurs., Nov. 26. Two options: Mega Breakfast at 7 a.m. and Traditional Homestyle Feast at 4 p.m. 

97 S Main St., Seattle 


Free; everyone welcome. Optional chapel service available.



Cathedral Kitchen at St. James Cathedral

Thurs., Nov. 26, 3 p.m.

907 Columbia St., Seattle


Free. Dinner tickets are handed out at 2:30 p.m. in front of Cathedral Hall (located on Columbia Street, between Ninth and Terry.)



Community Lunch on Capitol Hill’s Thanksgiving Dinner

Thurs., Nov. 26, 5 to 6 p.m.

All Pilgrims Christian Church, 500 Broadway E, Seattle  


Free; everyone welcome.



Community Thanksgiving Dinner by Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes

Thurs., Nov. 26, noon to 3 p.m.

The Hall at Fauntleroy: 9131 California Ave. SW, Seattle


Free. A sit-down dinner for anyone and everyone in the community.



Hillman City Collaboratory Neighborhood Feast

Thurs., Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

5623 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle 

Free. To RSVP, volunteer or get more information, send an email to villageoutreach5623@gmail.com


Hope Center/Mary’s Place

Thurs., Nov. 26, 8 to 10 a.m.

1830 Ninth Ave., lower level, Seattle

Free; everyone welcome. Movie and games from 9 to 11 a.m.


The Matt Talbot Center 30th Annual Day of Thanksgiving

Sat., Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2313 Third Ave., Seattle


Free. Thanksgiving dinner follows a 10 a.m. service



Mario D. Bailey Foundation's Family Feast

Thurs., Nov. 26, noon to 4 p.m.

Royal Esquire Club, 5016 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle

Free, 4th annual family-friendly Thanksgiving dinner with music and prizes. Transportation available, call 206-641-6486 for more information. 



Millionair Club Charity

Wed., Nov. 25 and Thurs., Nov. 26, noon to 1:30 p.m.

2515 Western Ave., Seattle


Free. Family-friendly, everyone welcome.



Mount Zion Baptist Church

Thurs., Nov. 26, noon to 2:30 p.m.

1634 19th Ave., Seattle


Free; everyone welcome. 



New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Fri., Nov. 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

124 21st Ave., Seattle


Free; everyone welcome. 


Our Redeemer’s Lutheran

Thurs., Nov. 26, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

2400 NW 85th St, Seattle


Sleeping bag tickets will be given out during the meal, with sleeping bag distribution to follow.


Phinney Neighborhood Association Thanksgiving Potluck

Thurs., Nov. 26, 4 to 6 p.m.

6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle


Free; please bring a dish to share.



Salvation Army, William Booth Center 

Thurs., Nov. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

811 Maynard Ave. S, Seattle


Free. Family-friendly, everyone welcome.  


Seattle First Church of the Nazarene 

Sun., Nov. 22, noon

4401 Second Ave. NE, Seattle 


Free. Family-friendly with optional church service. Outerwear and sleeping bags will be available to those in need.



Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

Thurs., Nov. 26, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

318 2nd Ave. Ext. S, Seattle


Free. Dinner served with optional Christian services; everyone welcome.



Westgate Chapel 

Thurs., Nov. 26. Three full-service dinner seatings: 11 a.m. and 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds


Free. Families can have free family photos taken. Door prizes for children and adults, entertainment, food and clothing banks, and takeout containers for after dinner. Transportation available; call church to request.



Kent Seventh Day Adventist Church

Wed., Nov. 25, 2 to 5 p.m.

25213 116th Ave. SE, Kent

Free. Families welcome.



St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church

Thurs., Nov. 26, 1 to 3 p.m.

13055 SE 192nd St., Renton


Free. Everyone welcome; optional Mass at 11 a.m.



Holy Family Catholic Church

Thurs., Nov. 26, noon to 4:30 p.m.

7045 120th Ave. NE, Kirkland

425-822-0295 x110

Free. Families welcome. Transportation available; please call 206-229-7288.


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