San Jose: 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 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 (2023 Guide)

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

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

Knights of Columbus Council 5796, 45th Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner

When: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: St John the Baptist Parish (Pavalkis Hall)
279 S Main StMilpitas, CA 95035

Event Details:

The Knights of Columbus, Council 5796, will be hosting their 45th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner on 23 Nov 2023.

The event will take place at St John the Baptist Parish Pavalkis Hall from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

This is a traditional Turkey Dinner hosted by the Knights of Columbus to serve the Community. All are welcome!

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Sacred Heart Turkey Giveaway

Sacred Heart Community Service is continuing their yearly goal of giving away over 8,000 free turkeys to households in the San Jose community.

They will be distributing turkeys, hams and other ingredients at their drop-off locations during the week of Thanksgiving.

You must sign up for a SHCS member card to participate in the giveaway.

Get all the details below.

When: Monday, November 20th through Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

Where: 1381 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA

Registration: Sign up for a SHCS member card here.


Martha’s Kitchen Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway

Martha’s Kitchen will be giving away traditional Thanksgiving groceries to those in need for the 2023 holiday season.

In addition to their full meal services, they will be providing Turkeys and produce for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Get the details below:

When: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: 311 Willow Street, San Jose, CA 95110


Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

The Second Harvest of Silicon Valley food bank will be providing food to several organizations throughout the San Jose area.

Second Harvest has multiple options for Thanksgiving ingredients and offers home delivery.

Find out how to qualify here.

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 2023.

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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