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

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

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

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

The Salvation Army – 2023 Thanksgiving Meal Deliveries – San Francisco

When: Thursday, November 23, 2023 from 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: The Salvation Army Culinary Training Academy, 155 Clara Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Questions?: Kenny Cowan – (415) 553-3568

Event Details:

ATTENTION: The meal pick-up location has changed to 155 Clara Street San Francisco CA 94107

For over 60 years, The Salvation Army has delivered Thanksgiving meals to around 4000 homebound seniors and disabled adults.

The elderly and housebound adults in our community have been impacted more than most as they experience even more isolation than usual from the pandemic. The special touch of a fresh holiday meal and a warm greeting from our volunteers will be extra special this Thanksgiving!

Lowell High School Turkey Giveaway

When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 9:00am

Where: Lowell High School, 1101 Eucalyptus Dr, San Francisco, CA

Event Details:

Melodia, Kelly & Shoenberger, a San Francisco law firm, is teaming up with Lowell High School for its First Annual Turkey Giveaway. Turkeys will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to families. Distribution stations will be located in front of the school, and the family representative must be 18 years or older to be eligible.

Glide Foundation – Thanksgiving Meal Service

When: Thursday, November 23, 2023

Where: 330 Ellis Street – GLIDE Parking Lot, San Francisco, California, 94102

Event Details:

GLIDE serves nearly 5,000 full meals with all the fixings to thousands of families and individuals on Thanksgiving.

"Glide Foundation - Thanksgiving Meal Service"

Mama G’s – 15th Annual Thanksgiving Street Dinner

When: Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 12:30pm to 5:30pm

Where: UN Plaza, 355 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Event Details:

Mama’s Annual Thanksgiving Street Dinner for 2023 is on Sunday, November 19th!

We will be serving a warm, delicious Thanksgiving Dinner for the community at UN Plaza in San Francisco starting at 2:00 pm.

We are preparing food for 650+ people and will serve until we run out of food.

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Redwood Gospel Mission – Get a free food box and Thanksgiving turkey for families

When: October 16 and November 18, 2023, to register for a food box.

Where: Redwood Gospel Mission – Thrift Store
1821 Piner Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Event Details:

Visit the Redwood Gospel Mission Thrift Store between October 16 and November 18, 2023, to register for a food box.

Registration hours are Monday-Friday from 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm and Saturday from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Redwood Gospel Mission – Great Thanksgiving Banquet

When: Wednesday, November 22, 2023 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Santa Rosa, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA

Event Details:

Redwood Gospel Mission’s Annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet.

This event has been a vital part of our community outreach for over 20 years.

We will have a warm Thanksgiving meal for everyone to enjoy, haircuts, activities, community resources, coat distribution, and a Chapel Service with a Gospel Message.

Families can register in advance to receive a turkey, pumpkin pie, and food box.

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Holiday Food Assistance Programs in San Francisco

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

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

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

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

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 San Francisco Summary

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