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Free Thanksgiving dinners for families in and around Seattle

Offered November 21 through November 27

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 the cost of preparing the meal is a difficult stretch or all of the above.  These meals are offered Saturday, November 21 through Friday, November 27.


The Alajawan Brown Foundation Family Thanksgiving Dinner

Join the Alajawans family for a free Thanksgiving dinner at Albert Talley High School. They will offer fun games and activities to celebrate this day.

Date/Time: November 23, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Location: 7800 S 132nd St, Seattle, WA 98178

Contact: 425- 208-6236


Bread of Life Mission 

They will serve a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day, including turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread rolls, and pie. They will provide water and soda for drinks. There will be an optional chapel service available.

Date/Time: November 23, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: 97 South Main St, Seattle, WA 98104

Contact: 206-682-3579 


Community Thanksgiving Dinner by Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes

Offers their annual free sit-down Thanksgiving dinner at The Hall at Fauntleroy. Includes traditional turkey with sides and special treats donated by the community. Anyone/everyone is welcome to join!

Date/Time: November 23, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: 9131 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Contact: 206-932-1059


The Matt Talbot Center 30th Annual Day of Thanksgiving

Offers a free Thanksgiving dinner (1 turkey and bag of groceries) for takeout.

Date/Time: November 18, starts at 9 a.m. 

Location: 2313 Third Ave. Seattle, WA 98121

Contact: 206-328-5696


Uplift Northwest 

They are celebrating Thanksgiving and will provide free meals for everyone who joins!

Date/Time: November 23, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: 2515 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Contact: 206-728-5627


New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 

Join New Hope’s 26th Annual Community & Veterans Day After Thanksgiving Feeding. They will provide free hot meals, blankets/sleeping bags, toiletries, socks, and PPE.

Date/Time: November 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: 124 21st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Are you interested in volunteering? please contact Sis Seneka Colly (206)-300-9890


Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church 

On Thanksgiving Day, they prepare and offer a free community meal for those experiencing hunger and homelessness at the Ballard location. They welcome everyone to enjoy their great food and conversation. Sleeping bags are given to those who need them. Everyone is welcome to join this special celebration.

Date/Time: November 23, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 

Location: 2400 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Contact: 206-783-7900


Phinney Neighborhood Association 

Join their annual Thanksgiving potluck meal. Free; please bring a dish to share (if you can).

Date/Time: November 23, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Location: 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103

Contact: 206-783-2244

North of Seattle

Westgate Chapel Thanksgiving Dinner

Free Family Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings! They will provide crafts, bingo, door prizes for children and adults, free food, and clothing banks. There will be a place where you can take family photos.

Transportation is available; call the church to request!

Date/Time: November 23, three seatings at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (no reservations needed)

Location: 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA 98020

Contact: 425-775-2776


South of Seattle

Kent Seventh Day Adventist Church

They no longer provide cooking since COVID-19, but they will provide sack lunches every Saturday at 2 p.m. and include produce and canned items.

Date/Time: November 25, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Location: 25213 116th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98030 

Contact: 253-852-3883


St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church

All are welcome to join us for their Thanksgiving Day Dinner 2023 for a FREE dinner. You can RSVP for dinner to let them know who will join. All walk-ins are welcome.

Date/Time: November 23, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: 13055 SE 192nd St, Renton, WA 98058

Contact: 253-631-1940


The Making A Difference Foundation (MADF)

The Tacoma foundation and its Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank will be giving away free Thanksgiving fixings, Friday, November 17, using a drive-through system. Nothing is required to use the drive-thru service. Just be in line by 3:45 p.m. and have your vehicle open to get your food.

Date/Time: November 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: 3543 E. McKinley Ave (westbound), in Tacoma

Contact: 253-212-2778


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