San Francisco: Free Turkey Giveaways & Thanksgiving Dinner (2022)

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 [2022 Guide]

Below is a list of all the organizations offering a Free Thanksgiving Dinner in San Francisco for 2022.

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

The Salvation Army – 2022 Thanksgiving Meal Deliveries – San Francisco

When: 11/24/2022 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: The Salvation Army Harbor Light
1275 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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

Event Details:

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!

Glide Foundation – Thanksgiving Meal Service

When: Thursday, Nov 24, 2022, 10:15 AM PST

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.

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Mama G’s – 14th Annual Thanksgiving Street Dinner

When: Sunday, November 20, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Where: UN Plaza, San Francisco

Event Details:

Mama’s Annual Thanksgiving Street Dinner for 2022 is on Sunday, November 20th!

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 up to 500 people and will serve until we run out of food.

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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.

Stay tuned to our blog because we will be releasing our list of Christmas Assistance Programs in San Francisco for 2022 very soon!

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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