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 San Diego area are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, a record number of people in San Diego 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 San Diego, 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 San Diego area.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner in San Diego, including Turkey Giveaways [2022 Guide]
Below is a list of all the organizations offering a Free Thanksgiving Dinner in San Diego for 2022.
We will provide you with the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements and instructions, address, and contact information.
Salvation Army San Diego – Thanksgiving Day Meal, Centre City Corps
When: 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Thursday, November 24, 2022
Where: 825 Seventh Ave SAN DIEGO, CA 92101
Thanksgiving meal to-go is provided free to anyone in need while supplies last. First come, first served for a meal to-go.
Thanksgiving Meal, San Diego Christian Center
When: 9:00 am-11:30 am, Thursday, November 24, 2022
Where: 1305 Deodar RdEscondido, CA 92026
The Christian Center provides a Thanksgiving meal for those who are in need.
San Diego Padres Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway
When: Thursday, November 17th, 2022.
Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
The Padres are teaming up with the San Diego Food Bank to help 1,000 families this Thanksgiving.
Their goal was to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys and traditional sides to families identified by the San Diego Food Bank and military families from the USO.
Bayview Baptist Church – Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway
When: Saturday, November 19th, 2022.
Where: 6134 Pastor Timothy J Winters St, San Diego, CA 92114
The Bayview Church is truly going to encompass the spirit of giving and thankfulness this month by donating an 18-wheeler full of turkeys to those in need.
One thing that makes this donation event so unique is the church’s “no questions asked” policy for those who show up in need. There is also no service or ministry required at the event; it is purely a day to give and receive freely.
Holiday Food Assistance Programs in San Diego
We hope this guide on all the organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinners in San Diego this year was helpful.
We will continue to update this post as more opportunities for free Thanksgiving dinners in San Diego are announced.
Interested in holiday assistance? Check out our complete guide on the Free Christmas Assistance in San Diego for 2022.
The holidays can easily become a financial burden for many low-income families living in San Diego.
We aim to help you navigate these difficult times and achieve financial security.
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Free Thanksgiving Dinner in San Diego Summary
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