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 Long Beach area are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, a record number of people in Long Beach 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 Long Beach, 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 Long Beach area.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Long Beach, including Turkey Giveaways [2022 Guide]
Below is a list of all the organizations offering a Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Long Beach for 2022.
We will provide you with the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements and instructions, address, and contact information.
Long Beach Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Dinner
When: Wednesday, November 23, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Long Beach Rescue Mission – 1335 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813
Long Beach Rescue Mission will be serving meals to the public this Thanksgiving season.
On November 23, Thanksgiving eve, it’s anticipated that dinner will be provided from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Then on Thanksgiving Day, brunch will be served at 10 a.m. to residents only.
The organization is opening its doors to homeless and hungry guests again this year and expressed their need for 54,000 Thanksgiving meals.
Image Source: Long Beach Local News.
City HeART Annual Thanksgiving Turkey meal
When: Tuesday, November 22, 2022, from 6p.m
Where: The Resource Hub – 2291 W Williams St
Every year, we turn the Tuesday before Thanksgiving into an incredible opportunity to prepare an entire Thanksgiving dinner for the community living in supportive housing at the Villages at Cabrillo.
Christian Outreach in Action – Thanksgiving Meal and Blessing Bags
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m for meal and 1 to 3 p.m for Blessing Bags.
Where: 515 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802
Christian Outreach in Action will host a Thanksgiving meal and blessing bags event on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 515 E. Third St.
The meals will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the bags will be available from 1 to 3 p.m.
Cooking and noncooking options will be available.
Long Beach LGBTQ Free Thanksgiving Meals
When: Wednesday, November 23, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m
Where: The LGBTQ Center Long Beach – 2017 East 4th Street Long Beach, California 90814
The Long Beach LGBTQ Center will host a Giving Thanks meal distribution for the community.
Meals will be available on Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and distributed in The Center’s parking lot behind the building.
In an effort to ensure everyone receives a Thanksgiving meal and no food goes to waste, the Center requires everyone to sign-up for a timeslot to pick up a free meal.
To sign up for a free thanksgiving meal, click here.
Here are the meal options.
- Baked chicken with macaroni and cheese, Southern greens, and green beans
- Smoked brisket with macaroni and cheese, Southern greens, and green beans
- Vegetarian option with grilled vegetable medley.
Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Long Beach
We hope this guide on all the organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinners in Long Beach this year was helpful.
We will continue to update this post as more opportunities for free Thanksgiving dinners in Long Beach are announced.
Stay tuned to our blog because we will be releasing our list of Christmas Assistance Programs in Long Beach for 2022 very soon!
The holidays can easily become a financial burden for many low-income families living in Long Beach.
We aim to help you navigate these difficult times and achieve financial security.
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Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Long Beach Summary
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