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

"Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Los Angeles"

Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Los Angeles, including Turkey Giveaways (2023 Guide)

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

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

"Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway & Celebration"

Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway & Celebration

Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner, we are putting on a Turkey Giveaway and celebration! Come join us, receive your Turkey and celebrate!

In addition to the Turkey Giveaway, we have the following fun activities planned for you and your family.

  • Hot chocolate & apple cider
  • Free professional family photos

Come dressed in your Sunday best for holiday photos! We have a professional photographer who will be taking portrait shots that you can use to send to your family and friends this holiday season.

Enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider!

Our Turkey Giveaway is one Turkey dinner per family and is first come first serve.

We ask that you show proof of your ticket to receive your Turkey Dinner.

Event Date & Time

Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 11:00am – 2:00pm

Event Location

Church of Scientology of Los Angeles, 4810 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

"Veterans Appreciation Thanksgiving Dinner"

7th Annual Veterans Appreciation Thanksgiving Dinner

When: Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Patriotic Hall, 1816 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015

Event Details:

Our veterans and their families are invited to attend a Thanksgiving Celebration to show appreciation to veterans and those currently serving in the United States Military.

Thanksgiving Dinner is free for all veterans and their families. This will be a buffet service.

Space is limited and will be reserved on a first come first serve basis! Please RSVP to Save Your Seat!

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2023 @ 2:00PM

WHERE: Bob Hope Patriotic Hall

1816 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Entertainment will be provided at the event for your enjoyment.

If you are interested in donating any items, exhibiting or volunteering, please email [email protected] or call us at 800-478-1927. Also, feel free to visit our website at www.vaga.us

DCFS Santa Clarita & Love SCV — Santa Clarita

This will be the first annual Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Food Giveaway event, hosted by DCFS Santa Clarita and Love SCV.

Each registered family will receive a full Thanksgiving meal along with a $20 grocery gift card to purchase a turkey.

No walk-ins are allowed and everyone must remain in their car and wear a mask.

Cars can begin to line-up no earlier than 2:30pm.

You must register for this event in advance.

See details below:

Event Date & Time

November 2023

Address

28490 Avenue Stanford
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Registration Date

Register online here.

 

The City of Inglewood Turkey Giveaway 2023

The City of Inglewood Turkey Giveaway

The City of Inglewood with it’s sponsor Pepsi is hosting a drive-thru turkey giveaway event for the 2023 holiday season.

The event will take place on the grounds of Hollywood Park.

You must pre-register for this event.

Get all the details below:

Event Date & Time

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Address

Hollywood Park at 3692 Pincay Drive

Details

This Drive-thru Only event will serve 2,500 Inglewood residents, providing turkeys donated by Don Lee Farms, a bag of sides, and additional items from Pepsi.

This is a drive-thru event only – no walk-ups are allowed.

Advance registration is required before the event.

Upon registration, attendees will be provided a specific time/window to pick up their turkey and directions regarding how to access the Hollywood Park lot.

Registration Date

Registration Begins Now!

Register online here.

 

Compton Turkey Giveaway 2023

El Camino College Turkey Giveaway — Compton

In anticipation for Thanksgiving, free turkeys, pork roasts and packaged food will be given away at El Camino College.

The event is being organized by California State Senator Steven Bradford, El Camino College Foundation and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The distribution line will begin at 9 a.m. and the giveaway will last from 10 a.m. to noon and will feature a legislative resource fair.

Each vehicle is limited to one bag of packaged food and one frozen turkey or pork roast. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.

All community members and residents of the 35th State Senate District are invited to the event. The district includes Carson, San Pedro, Compton, West Compton, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, West Carson, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington.

See details below:

Date & Time

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Address

Compton College – Lot F
Enter on Greenleaf Blvd,
Between Santa Fe and Long Beach, CA

Registration

Register online here.

 

Gobble Gobble Give Los Angeles 2023

2023 Gobble Gobble Give Thanksgiving Event

Gobble Gobble Give is coming to LA Crenshaw District for the 2023 holiday season.

Volunteers that fill cars with free Thanksgiving meals and care packages for those in-need.

No signup is necessary for DTLA, Hollywood, and Santa Monica, just show up with some food that’s ready to serve!

Please find event information and registration below:

Event Date & Time

Thursday, November 23, 2023
9:00am – 12:00pm

Event Location

Consolidated Board of Realtist
3725 Don Felipe Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Arts District Brewing Company
830 Traction Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Blessed Sacrament Church
6657 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Airport Park
3201 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Get more event information here.

 

"The Rodney King Foundation Free Thanksgiving"

The Rodney King Foundation — Altadena

The Rodney King Foundation (along with partners Eradicate the Hate, CTS Lutheran Church, Side Street Project, and My TRIBE Rise) hosts the second annual Thanksgiving Free Turkey and Gift Giveaway.

Each household will receive one turkey or ham, groceries, home essentials, and other gifts. This event is first-come, first-served.

You must register for this event in advance.

See details below:

Date & Time

November 2023
10:00am-1:00pm

Address

CTS Lutheran Church
185 West Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001

Registration Date

Registration Begins: Now

Register online here.

 

"City of Bell Gardens thanksgiving"

City of Bell Gardens and LA Food Bank — Bell Gardens

The Office of Assembly member Cristina Garcia, in partnership with the City of Bell Gardens and LA Food Bank, invites you to attend their Thanksgiving Turkey & Essential Food Drive-Thru Giveaway.

The first 1,000 families that register for a time slot for the November 20th event in Bell Gardens Ford Park will receive a turkey.

*Guests must show proof of registration confirmation at the event in order to receive a turkey and food box (while supplies last).

Limit one turkey per car.

*Registrant must be present in order to receive a turkey.

Food boxes will be available for attendees while supplies last.

Please be mindful due to safety precautions, this is a drive-thru event,

*With anticipated traffic challenges, please attend during your registered time slot.

Limited capacity drive-thru event, based on registration, while supplies last.

You must register for this event in advance.

See details below:

Date & Time

November 2023
10:00am – 2:00pm

Address

Bell Gardens John Anson Ford Park
8000 Park Lane
Bell Gardens, CA 90201

Registration Date

Register online here.

Contact Information

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact [email protected] or call (562) 861-5803.

 

7th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s that time of year again – celebrate Thanksgiving in Skidrow at the 7th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

This years theme is “Soul Food Thanksgiving”. They will be serving a grab and go holiday dinner for those in-need.

Please find event information and registration below:

Event Date & Time

November 2023

Event Location

San Julian Park
312 East 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Event Registration

To register, visit their Eventbrite page.

For questions or more information, please email [email protected].

 

Victor Valley Rescue Mission Turkey Drive-Thru — Victorville

Residents of the High Desert can register for The Great Thanksgiving Turkey Basket Drive-Thru Giveaway hosted by the Victor Valley Rescue Mission.

The Victor Valley Rescue Mission is giving away turkeys to families with proof of residency in Adelanto, Victorville, Barstow, Helendale, Oro Grande, or Apple Valley while High Desert Second Chance is simultaneously giving away turkeys to families from Hesperia, Lucerne, Oak Hills, Phelan, and Pinon Hills.

Pre-qualified families of two or more can register to attend this contactless private event.

You must register for this event in advance.

Date & Time

November 2023
10:00am-12:00pm

Address

San Bernardino County Fairgrounds
14800 7th St,
Victorville, CA 92395-4024

Registration Date

Registration Begins: Now

Register online here.

Event Facebook Page.

 

Free Thanksgiving Food Distribution

The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Los Angeles is hosting their Week of Gratitude and Free Thanksgiving Food Distribution for the 2023 holiday season.

There is no pre-registration required. Everything is first come, first serve!

There is a maximum of one family style meal and produce box per household.

Please find event information and registration below:

Event Date & Time

November 2023

Event Location

Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club
1339 E 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059

Event Registration

For more information, visit their Eventbrite page.

 

Azalea Regional Shopping Center Giveaway — South Gate

The Azalea Regional Shopping Center is giving away vouchers for a free turkey.

Date & Time

November 2023
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Address

Azalea Shopping Center
4635 Firestone Blvd
South Gate, CA 90280

Details

The giveaway is held at the shopping center.

Event Facebook Page.

 

Lighthouse of Hope Foundation Inc. — Riverside

The Lighthouse of Hope Foundation Inc. is giving out over 100 turkeys along with food boxes, clothing, and music. The organization will also hold a free community Thanksgiving dinner on the afternoon of November 20 from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm.

Over 100 turkeys along with food boxes and clothing will be given away.

  • Food Boxes
  • Clothing
  • Music
  • 1 Turkey per Car while supplies last

You must register for this event in advance.

See details of the Turkey giveaway below:

Date & Time

November 2023
10:00am – 12:00pm

Address

9085 California Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503

Registration Date

Event Facebook Page.

 

"Bresee Youth Center Turkey giveaway"

Bresee Youth Center — Mid-Wilshire

Bresee Youth Center’s annual turkey giveaway distribution serves meal bags to our community in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Bresee Youth Center’s annual turkey giveaway distribution serves meal bags to our community in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

You must register for this event in advance.

Date

November 2023
11:00am – 3:00pm

Address

184 S. Bimini Place
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Registration Date

For more information, call (213)387-2822 ext.113.

Event Page.

 

10th Annual Free Thanksgiving Brunch

Fathers and Mothers Who Care is hosting a free Thanksgiving Brunch for those in the Los Angeles community this 2023 holiday season.

Please find event information and registration below:

Event Date & Time

2023 DATE COMING SOON!!

Event Location

11502 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044

Event Registration

To register, visit their Eventbrite page.

 

Plaza La Alameda Shopping Center Turkey Giveaway — Walnut Park

Plaza La Alameda shopping center will be hosting their annual turkey giveaway, where every attendee receives a voucher for a free turkey.

See Details Below:

Date

2023 DATE COMING SOON!!

Time

4:00 PM – 6:00 pm PST

Address

2140 Florence Ave.
Walnut Park, CA 90255

Details

Walk up turkey event!

First come, first serve.

One Turkey per family.

The line will begin forming 30 minutes before the event.

Registration Date

For more information, call (213)387-2822 ext.113.

Event Facebook Page.

Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Los Angeles

We hope this guide on all the organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinners in Los Angeles this year was helpful.

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

Stay tuned to our blog because we will be releasing our list of Christmas Assistance Programs in Los Angeles for 2023 very soon!

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

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 Los Angeles Summary

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Want to know about Free Christmas Toys, Gifts, and Food available for the 2023 holiday season? Check out our Free Christmas Assistance in California for 2023 Guide.

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