Fresno: Free Turkey Giveaways & Thanksgiving Dinner (2023)

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 Fresno area are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, a record number of people in Fresno 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 Fresno, 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 Fresno area.

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Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Fresno, including Turkey Giveaways (2023 Guide)

Below is a list of all the organizations offering a Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Fresno for 2023.

We will provide you with the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements and instructions, address, and contact information.

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner Event

When: November 18, 2023 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM


Lily of the Valley Church
608 Vine Street
Lemoore, CA 93245

Event Details:

Join the Life of Victory Youth Outreach for their 2023 Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner Event. (Preregistration Required)

The Life of Victory Youth Outreach Undeterred and the SUSP (Special Utilities Services Program) are partnering to provide our community with a free Thanksgiving Dinner.

Pre-registration is required for this event. RSVP by November 6, 2023.

Delivery is available for Seniors and Disabled community members.

Please register on their website.

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Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution – Fresno

When: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023 at 8:00am

Where: Catholic Charities, 149 N. Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93701

Event Details:

Join Fresno Catholic Charities for their 15th Annual Turkey Drive Distribution in partnership with KSEE24.

Their goal is to help feed 2,000+ hungry families this 2023 holiday season with a Thanksgiving meal.

They’ll be distributing turkeys and holiday meal boxes beginning at 8:00am, on a first come, first served basis.

This will NOT be a drive-thru distribution, and please note that people begin lining up very early.

For additional information, please call 559-237-0851.

Fresno Turkey Distribution 2023

Poverello House Thanksgiving Meals

When: 2023 Date Coming Soon!!

Where: 412 F St, Fresno, CA 93706

Event Details:

The Poverello House will continue with its Thanksgiving tradition of serving the homeless in Fresno a special meal.

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Clovis Senior Activity Center – Thanksgiving Lunch

When: 2023 Date Coming Soon!!

Where: Clovis Senior Activity Center, 850 4th Street in Clovis

Event Details:

The luncheon will take place at the Clovis Senior Activity Center, 850 4th Street in Clovis from 11am-Noon on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th. Doors will open at 10:30 AM and the luncheon will run until all supplies are distributed.

According to the Senior Center, there is no appointment necessary and there is no cost to seniors who intend to have a warm meal.

The Salvation Army, Pappy’s Fine Foods, and the staff of the Clovis Senior Activity Center make this event possible each and every year with help from other local volunteers and businesses from the Clovis area.

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Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Fresno

We hope this on all the organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinners in Fresno this year was helpful.

We will continue to update this post as more opportunities for free Thanksgiving dinners in Fresno are announced.

Looking for more assistance for the 2023 holiday season? Check out our list of Free Christmas Assistance Programs in Fresno for 2023!

The holidays can easily become a financial burden for many low-income families living in Fresno.

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 Fresno Summary

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