Thanksgiving: Community Service & Special Programs

Thanksgiving baskets and dinners are available for families in need throughout the Bay Area along with various Thanksgiving services in a number of congregations.  

We will continue to update this article, as we become aware of additional opportunities.  Have a suggestion? Please email info@faithinthebay.com with your service and basket giveaway details.  

Alameda

ALAMEDA FOOD BANK
650 W. Ranger St. Alameda, CA  — 510-523-5850
Thanksgiving baskets: No pre-registration. First come, first served. November 24th 11am-1pm. Need proof of Alameda residency.
Christmas baskets: Vouchers for Christmas baskets will be given when people pick up their Thanksgiving baskets
Christmas Toys: Register 11/1 – 11/30
 
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1700 Santa Clara Ave. Alameda, CA
510-814-4209
Thanksgiving Meal: Thursday November 26th from 11am -2pm. No pre-registration. 

Berkeley

BERKELEY EMERGENCY FOOD AND HOUSING PROJECT
Thanksgiving Meal: at Trinity Church (2362 Bancroft) in Berkeley. Meal served from 1pm-2:30pm.
No pre-registration
 
McGEE AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
1640 Stuart St., Berkeley, CA
510-843-1774
Thanksgiving Dinner: Thursday November 26th following morning service (around 1-2 pm).
No pre-registration 

Oakland

SALVATION ARMY CENTER
1601 6th Ave., Oakland, CA
510-645-9710
Thanksgiving Meal: Thursday November 26th from 11am-2pm. Call for more info
Christmas Meal: TBA
 
CITY OF OAKLAND HUNGER RELIEF PROGRAM
510-986-2721
Thanksgiving Meal will be held Tuesday, November 24th at the City Center Oakland Marriott Hotel at 1100 Broadway from 11am-2pm. Free transportation can be arranged, call for more info 72 hours in advance. There will be a coat giveaway as well. Click here for event flyer
 
ALLEN TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH
8501 International Blvd, Oakland, CA
510-544-8910
Thanksgiving Dinner: Thursday November 27th, 11am-4pm. No pre-registration.

PEOPLE’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
8825 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA
510-430-1496
Thanksgiving Dinner: Thursday November 26th, 12PM-3PM
Christmas Dinner: December 25th, 12PM-3PM
No pre-registration required 

BEEBE MEMORIAL CATHEDRAL / FIRST AME CHURCH
5th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Worship Service  –  Wednesday, November 25, 2009 ~ 7.00 p.m.
First AME Church, 3701 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California
For more information, call 510.655.6114 or email info@experiencebmc.org

Richmond

THANKSGIVING EMERGENCY FOOD BAG GIVEAWAY
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
123 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, CA

We are distributing a free food bags for families in-need of our community. In one set food bags, there is a Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings enough to feed a family of eight.  Thanksgiving Food Bag Tickets are given-away in advance to families in-need of our community and must be presented to receive a food bag.

For more information, please call 510-215-4555 or email info@BayAreaRescue.org.

Tri-Valley

TRI-VALLEY HAVEN FOOD PANTRY
418 Junction Ave, Livermore, CA
925-449-1664
Thanksgiving Baskets: Sign up now – 11/7 in person. Food is to be picked up November 25th between 8am-6pm and November 26th between 9am-3pm
*Eligibility only for residents of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and Sunol
Registrants must come to the food pantry and pre-register with proof of residence and ID. 

South County

SALVATION ARMY- HAYWARD
510-581-6444
Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets: Registration between 10/22-10/23 between 10am-12pm and 2-4 pm. Need ID, proof of income, and PG&E bill.
 
7th STEP FOUNDATION
475 Medford Ave., Hayward, CA
510-278-0230
Thanksgiving Baskets: Call November 15th to sign up. Distribution will take place November 20th between 10am-3pm. Only 27 baskets. Need ID
 
DAVIS STREET COMMUNITY CENTER
3081 Teagarden St., San Leandro, CA
510-635-8200
Christmas Baskets: Registration 11/2-11/25. Call for more info
Residents of San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Castro Valley only.
Must provide proof of income, verification of residence, ID, immunization cards, social security, or Medi-Cal cards for all children to verify household size.
 
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
20080 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, CA
510-582-0818
Thanksgiving Baskets: Sign up Thursday November 5th and Thursday November 12th between 7pm-8pm at the food pantry. Distribution November 21st.
Residents of Hayward, Castro Valley, and Ashland.

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