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 [2022 Guide]
Below is a list of all the organizations offering a Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Bakersfield for 2022.
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 Drive-Thru
When: Tuesday, November 22, 2022, from 8 am.
Where: 825 Chester AveBakersfield, CA 93301
Catholic Charities of Bakersfield will hold a food distribution drive-thru featuring Turkeys and bags with all the holiday fixings.
Bags will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The organization’s goal is to feed 500 families this year. You can pick up a turkey and holiday bag at 825 Chester Avenue in Bakersfield at 8 a.m.
This will be a drive-thru distribution only.
Morning Star Fresh Food Ministry Thanksgiving Food Distribution
When: Wednesday, November 23, 2022, from 12:30 pm.
- 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. 23 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 24, 2022, from 11 am.
Where: 821 E 21st St, Bakersfield, CA, United
The Mission at Kern County will be hosting a sit-down Community Thanksgiving Meal.
The menu will include turkey, roasted mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with all the fixings.
Time – 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 drive-thru
When: Monday, November 21, 2022, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: 101 Union Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
When: Thursday, November 24, 2022, from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.
Where: 101 Union Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307
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 2022 very soon!
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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