Where People Experiencing Homelessness Can Access a Thanksgiving Meal in the Bay Area

Although many people view Thanksgiving as a time of gathering with family and friends and a plethora of food on the table, this is unfortunately not a universal experience. Thanksgiving may be a particularly difficult time of the year for individuals and/or families experiencing homelessness. But, support is available for those needing something to eat during the holidays. This year, let us help take the stress of finding a thanksgiving meal off your shoulders.


 1. College Avenue Presbyterian Church (CAPC) Annual Thanksgiving Community Meal

CAPC will provide hot meals to the community on Monday, November 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Address: 3295 School St. (near Berlin Way), Oakland

 2. Grandma’s Hands Thanksgiving Community Event

Grandma’s Hands Restaurant will give hot Thanksgiving meals on Wednesday, November 24th from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Address: 7633 Macarthur Blvd (Near 77th Street), Oakland

 3. Lake Merritt United Methodist Church (UMC) Thanksgiving Dinner

The Lake Merritt United Methodist Church will provide hot meals on November 25th from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Address: 1330 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606

 4. Salvation Army Silicone Valley

The Salvation Army of Silicone Valley will provide to-go lunches on Wednesday, November 24th at noon.

Address: 359 N. 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112

 5. Martha’s Kitchen

The Martha’s Kitchen Soup Kitchen will offer free hot meals on Wednesday, November 24th from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Address: 311 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95110

 6. Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen

Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen will provide people with free hot to-go meals on Wednesday, November 24th, and Friday, November 26th from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Address: 1066 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112

 7. Tenderloin Tessie

Tenderloin Tessie will hold a Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24th) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church.

Address: 1187 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94109


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