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

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

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

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

Thanksgiving Grocery Giveaway – Twin Lakes Food Bank

When: Monday, November 20th, 2023 from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Where: 327 Montrose Drive Folsom, CA 95630

The nearest cross street is Fargo Way.

Nearest bus stop: Natoma Street & Wales Drive (WB & EB), bus #F30.

Event Details:

Provides a Thanksgiving Turkey and Grocery Giveaway. The giveaway includes a turkey and all of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner sides. Registration is required.


Sacramento Turkey Giveaway 2023

Sacramento Turkey & Thanksgiving Grocery Giveaway

South Sacramento Christian Center and the Sacramento Food Bank are partnering for their annual Turkey and Meal Giveaway for the 2023 holiday season.

Come by and pick-up your free Thanksgiving groceries including turkey, stuffing, fresh vegetables, dessert and much more!

When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 8:00am – 10:00am

Where: 7710 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823

Get all the event details here.


Saint John’s Lutheran Church – Thanksgiving Community Meal

When: Thursday, November 23, 2023 from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: 1701 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Event Details:

Saint John’s Lutheran Church provides a Thanksgiving meal to those in need. Offering both a sit-down meal and a to-go table for those who do not wish to dine inside.

It will include turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, rolls, and pie. Food is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The Salvation Army Center of Hope – Thanksgiving Meals

When: Thursday, November 23, 2023 from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Center of Hope Shelter – 1200 North B Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Event Details:

The Salvation Army Center of Hope provides Thanksgiving Day meal-to-go to anyone who desires a hot holiday meal.

The event is on Thursday, November 23, 2023, 11 am to 1 pm on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Union Gospel Mission Sacramento – Thanksgiving Banquet

When: Monday, November 20, 2023

Where: 400 Bannon Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Event Details:

The Union Gospel Mission Sacramento provides a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that is open to anyone in need.

The banquet will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023, on a first-come, first-serve basis. A chapel service will be held at 7:30 pm, and dinner will be served at 8:30 pm.

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Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Sacramento

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

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

Looking for more holiday assistance? Check out our list of Christmas Assistance Programs in Sacramento for 2023!

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

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 Sacramento Summary

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