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Where to Share a Thanksgiving Meal with Your Community

There are dinner and other food options throughout the holiday week.

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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, or because they’re looking to enjoy the holiday with others in the community, or because this year the cost of preparing the meal is a difficult stretch, or all of the above. Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 23 this year, but there are dinner and other food options available for area families throughout the week: 




Cathedral Kitchen at St. James Cathedral

Thurs., Nov. 23, 3 pm

907 Columbia St., Seattle, 206-622-3559, stjames-cathedral.org

Free. Everyone welcome, no service required.  Please don’t arrive before 2:30 pm, dinner tickets will be handed out in front of Cathedral Hall (located on Columbia Street, between Ninth and Terry).

Community Thanksgiving Dinner by Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes

Thurs., Nov. 23, noon to 3 pm

The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave. SW, Seattle, 206-932-1059, tuxedosandtennisshoes.com

Free. A very family-friendly sit-down dinner complete with tablecloths and china for anyone and everyone in the community.

Mario D. Bailey Foundation’s Family Feast

Thurs., Nov. 23, noon to 4 pm

Royal Esquire Club, 5016 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, mdbfoundation.org

Free, 6th annual family-friendly Thanksgiving dinner with music and prizes. Transportation available, call 206-841-6486 for more information.

The Matt Talbot Center Day of Thanksgiving

Sat., Nov. 21, 10 am to 2 pm

2313 Third Ave., Seattle, 206-256-9865, mtcenter.org

Free. Thanksgiving dinner follows a 10 am service.

Millionair Club Charity

Wed., Nov. 22 and Thurs., Nov. 23, noon to 1:30 pm

2515 Western Ave., Seattle, 206-728-5627, millionairclub.org

Free. Family-friendly, everyone welcome.

Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church

Thurs., Nov. 23, noon to 1 pm

2400 NW 85th St., Seattle, 206-783-7900, ourredeemers.net

Free; everyone welcome.

Phinney Neighborhood Association Thanksgiving Potluck

Thurs., Nov. 23, 4 to 6 pm

6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (blue building), 206-783-2244, phinneycenter.org

Free; please bring a dish to share. Call to RSVP.

Salvation Army, William Booth Center

Thurs., Nov. 23, 11 am to 1 pm

811 Maynard Ave. S, Seattle, 206-621-0145

Free. Family-friendly, everyone welcome.  

Seattle First Church of the Nazarene

Sun., Nov. 19, 11:30 am

4401 Second Ave. NE, Seattle, 206-632-4560, sfcnaz.com

Free. Family-friendly with optional church service at 10 am. Meal starts around 11:30, followed by distribution of warm clothing, toiletries and sleeping bags to those in need.

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission

Thurs., Nov. 23, 5:30 pm

318 2nd Ave. Ext. S, Seattle, 206-622-5177, ugm.org

Free. Everyone welcome.

Westgate Chapel

Thurs., Nov. 23th. Three full-service dinner seatings: 11 am and 1:30 and 3:30 pm

22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, 425-775-2776, westgatechapel.com

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, subject to availability. Limited transportation available; call church to request.




Holy Family Catholic Church

Thurs., Nov. 23, noon to 4:30 pm

7045 120th Ave. NE, Kirkland, 425-822-0295, hfkparish.com

Free. Families welcome. Optional service at 10 am. Transportation available only on Eastside from Kenmore, Bothell, Renton, Kirkland, and Bellevue; please call 206-326-9610 for more information.


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