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

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Free Thanksgiving Dinner in San Jose, including Turkey Giveaways [2022 Guide]

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

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

Martha’s Kitchen San Jose – Thanksgiving Dinner

When: Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: 1311 Willow St, San Jose, CA, 95110

Event Details:

Join Martha’s Kitchen for a free hot Thanksgiving-style to-go meal!

We will be serving dinner from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Martha’s Kitchen – San Jose: 311 Willow St, San Jose, CA, 95110.

Open to everyone in the community, no questions asked, no information needed, just high-quality free food.

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Sacred Heart Community Service San Jose –  Thanksgiving Box Distribution

Monday, Nov 21: 9 am-4 pm
Tuesday, Nov 22: 9 am-6 pm
Wednesday, Nov 23: 9 am-12 pm

Where: 1381 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95110

Event Details:

The charity said it planned to give away 7,200 boxes this season.

Each kit contained roughly 50 pounds of food, worth about $100 of groceries, including vegetables, fruit bread, and a turkey, chicken, or ham.

  • NO appointment is required
  • Come during distribution hours listed below
  • Bring your SHCS Member card
  • Please bring a cart to assist you with carrying your food
Do You Need An SHCS Member Card

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Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen – Thanksgiving to Go Meals

When: Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022

Where: 1500 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA 95112

Event Details:

Loaves and Fishes provides a hot Thanksgiving meal every year for the homeless, families, and individuals struggling financially. No sign-up is required.

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Holiday Food Assistance Programs in San Jose

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

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

Interested in holiday assistance? Check out our complete guide on the Free Christmas Assistance in San Jose for 2022.

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

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 Jose Summary

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