The holidays can be a financially stressful time for anyone, but even more so this year due to inflation and the rising cost of food. While some are fortunate enough to fill their table with an indulgent dinner spread, many families in the Bakersfield area are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, a record number of people in Bakersfield are facing food insecurity this holiday season. For those who are barely meeting their basic needs, the holiday season is a harsh reminder of how little support is provided to low-income households. Fortunately, there are a variety of programs and organizations that offer a free Thanksgiving dinner in Bakersfield, including free turkeys.
To help relieve some of your holiday stress, we have put together a list of all the nonprofit organizations offering holiday food assistance and free Thanksgiving dinner, Turkeys, and other food giveaways in the Bakersfield area.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Bakersfield, including Turkey Giveaways (2023 Guide)
Below is a list of all the organizations offering a Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Bakersfield for 2023.
We will provide you with the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements and instructions, address, and contact information.
Catholic Charities of Bakersfield – Turkey and Food Distribution
When: Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 8:00am
Where: 825 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Catholic Charities of Bakersfield will hold a food distribution event featuring Turkeys and holiday meal boxes with all the fixings.
Bags will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The organization’s goal is to feed 700 families this year. You can pick up a turkey and holiday meal box at 825 Chester Avenue in Bakersfield at 8 a.m.
Morning Star Fresh Food Ministry Thanksgiving Food Distribution
When: Wednesday, November 22, 2023
- Packing Line set up will begin at 12:30 p.m.
- Drive-thru pickup line will start at 2 p.m.
- Family food deliveries will take place between 2:20 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 320 Watts Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Morning Star Fresh Food Ministry will be holding a series of food distribution events on Nov. 22 at 320 Watts Drive in Bakersfield.
Recipients must fill out an application and be approved before picking up a box at the event.
To fill out an application, click here.
The Mission at Kern County – Annual FREE Thanksgiving Meal
When: Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 11:00am
Where: 821 E 21st St, Bakersfield, CA, United
The Mission at Kern County will be hosting a sit-down Community Thanksgiving Meal and Coat Giveaway!
The menu will include turkey, roasted mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with all the fixings.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 821 east 21 Street in Bakersfield. This event is open to the public.
There will be Face painting & Coat giveaway!
The Blessing Corner – Thanksgiving Drive-up & Dinner
The Blessings Corner will be hosting two Thanksgiving events: A Thanksgiving basket drive-thru AND a Thanksgiving day dinner.
See details below:
Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
When: Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: 101 Union Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
When: Thursday, November 23, 2023 from 11:30am – 2:00pm
Where: 101 Union Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Victory Outreach Turkey Giveaway
The Victory Outreach is hosting their annual turkey giveaway for the 2023 holiday season.
They are set to giveaway 300 turkeys this year to members of the Bakersfield Community.
The giveaway is first come, first serve.
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 6:00pm
Where: Victory Outreach, 912 New Stine Road, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Bakersfield
We hope this on all the organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinners in Bakersfield this year was helpful.
We will continue to update this post as more opportunities for free Thanksgiving dinners in Bakersfield are announced.
Stay tuned to our blog because we will be releasing our list of Christmas Assistance Programs in Bakersfield for 2023!
The holidays can easily become a financial burden for many low-income families living in Bakersfield.
We aim to help you navigate these difficult times and achieve financial security.
With that said, we would love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments if you found this information helpful and would like more articles like this!
Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Bakersfield Summary
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