Season of Giving: 2015 Thanksgiving Worship, Volunteer & Meal Opportunities #ThxInGiving

Looking for a 2015 Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunity, Worship Service, or Hot Meal — here’s the roundup. We did all the hard work for you.

Updated: 11/26 8:24 AM

Support families in need this Thanksgiving by volunteering to serve at one of the events listed below.

Have a listing that’s not included? Let us know…send us an email to info@faithinthebay.com

Hunger Relief Resources

ALAMEDA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621
If you need food, call the Emergency Food Helpline
1-(800) 870-FOOD (3663)
For volunteer and donation opportunities, please call 510-635-3663 or

BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELF SUFFICIENCY (BOSS)
2065 Kittredge Street, Suite E, Berkeley, CA 94704
For information about homelessness resources, to make a donation or to volunteer, please call [510] 649-1930

COMMUNITY GIVING FOUNDATION – TURKEY DRIVE
Various Bay Area Locations (click link above)
To donate, or volunter call [510] 812-4247 or email mlmcwilson@hotmail.com

FRIDAY, NOV 20

6PM-8PM
Annual West Oakland Food Bag Giveaway
DeFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St, Oakland 94607
Annual giveaway hosted by W.O.N (West-Oakland Networking), and F.U.B.U.-(For Us-By Us) with support from local motorcylce clubs and community leaders.

SATURDAY, NOV 21

1PM – 6PM
Councilmember Abel Gullien’s 2015 Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
Lincoln Recreation Center
261 11th Street, Oakland, CA
FREE | Volunteers welcome, call 510-238-7002

12PM – 4PM 
Mount Calvary MBC – Community Thanksgiving Dinner
MOUNT CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1735 Enterprise Drive, Bldg. #3, Fairfield, CA 94533
Dr. Claybon Lea, Jr, Pastor

SUNDAY, NOV 22

Following the 11AM Celebration Service, 1-2PM
GREATER ST. PAUL BAPTIST CHURCH – THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY

Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
1827 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland
For additional information, contact the GSP Administration Office at 510-452-0803.
Must register in advance.
Bishop Joseph Simmons, Pastor

MONDAY, NOV 23

5:30PM – 8PM Thanksgiving Dinner
Covenant House (Oakland, CA)
Our homeless youth are age 18 – 24 and we work to create a positive, sanctuary for each as they build and rebuild their young lives. We need your positive energy, smile, enthusiasm, and encouragement to share with them. Please help us serve them dinner and a meaningful, positive holiday celebration. Donations of pies and baked goods strongly encouraged
Please call to sign up: Stuart, 510-379-1009 or stuart@covenanthousecalifornia.org

TUESDAY, NOV. 24

11AM – 2PM | Thanksgiving Dinner
CITY OF OAKLAND – 24rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA
FREE Holiday Turkey Feast, Live Entertainment, Free Transportation.
For details call 510-238-2077

12PM – 3PM
KBLX HOLIDAY HEALTH & WELLNESS DAY AND TURKEY GIVE
EOYDC, 8200 International Blvd, Oakland 94621
While supplies last, Turkeys plus fixin’s thanks to community contributions and donations.

1PM – 6PM | Thanksgiving Community Dinner
ST. PAUL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
3996 14th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95820
St Paul Campus – Fellowship Hall North/South
[916] 737-7070 office
Dr. Ephraim Williams, Pastor

6:30PM Community Holiday Meal
CITY TEAM MINISTRIES 
722 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607  
To volunteer or donate call 510-452-3758 ext 25

7 PM | Thanksgiving Worship Service
MOUNT CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1735 Enterprise Drive, Bldg. #3, Fairfield, CA 94533
Dr. Claybon Lea, Jr, Pastor

7 PM | Thanksgiving Worship Service – Empowerment Service
NEW BIRTH OAKLAND CATHEDRAL
625 8th Street, Oakland, CA 
Bishop C. Carl Smith, Senior Pastor

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25

9AM – 10:30AM Worship Service
ST. PAUL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
3996 14th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95820
[916] 737-7070 office
Dr. Ephraim Williams, Pastor

10AM Holiday Food Bag Distribution
Word Assembly – A Family of Churches (EastSide Location)
9507 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA
First come, first served

11AM Great Thanksgiving Banquet 2015

Bay Area Rescue Mission
Richmond Civic Auditorium
403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94801
You can help us provide Thanksgiving Meals for the hungry and homeless men, women and kids.

12Noon & 6:30PM Community Holiday Meal
CITY TEAM MINISTRIES 
722 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607  
To volunteer or donate call 510-452-3758 ext 25

12Noon | Community Dinner & Giveaway
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church – Thanksgiving Giveaway & Dinner
1203 Willow Street, Oakland, CA
[510] 893-2932
Rev. Michael Wallace, Pastor

7PM Bible Study
Word Assembly AFC – Thanksgiving Eve / Mid Week Bible Study
2333 Harrison Street (Uptown Location), Oakland, CA
Bishop Keith L. Clark, Pastor

7PM Worship Service
Covenant Worship Center – Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service
2622 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
Bishop K.R. Woods, Lead Pastor

7 PM | Thanksgiving Worship Service – Empowerment Service
New Birth Church – Pittsburg Campus
1411 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg, CA
Bishop C. Carl Smith, Senior Pastor

THURSDAY, NOV. 26 – THANKSGIVING DAY

7AM – 8:30 Breakfast | 9AM – 1:30PM Community Dinner | 10AM Celebration
GLIDE MEMORIAL UMC – THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP & COMMUNITY MEALS
330 Ellis Street (cross street Taylor), San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 674-6090 | Volunteer Sign-up
Rev. Karen Oliveto, Pastor

9AM Thanksgiving Day Service
Center of Hope Community Church
2601 EC Reems Ct, Oakland, CA 94605
Powerful Praise and Worship with the Center of Hope Mass Choir and Men’s Choir. Featuring Special Guest
Brondon & Maria Reems, Pastors // Bishop Ernestine Cleveland Reems, Founder

9AM Worship | 10AM – 2PM Community Dinner
ALLEN TEMPLE THANKSGIVING WORSHIP & COMMUNITY DINNER
8501 International Blvd., Oakland, CA
Community Dinner Volunteers Welcome: Call 510-544-8910
Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Jr., Senior Pastor

9AM Worship
WORD ASSEMBLY – THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP SERVICE (Eastside Campus)
9507 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA
Bishop Keith L. Clark, General Overseer

10AM Worship
GREATER ST. PAUL THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP & COMMUNITY DINNER
1827 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland
[510] 452-0803
Bishop Joseph E. Simmons, Senior Pastor

10AM Worship | 1PM Community Dinner
McGEE AVENUE BAPTIST THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP & COMMUNITY DINNER
1640 Stuart Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
[510] 843-1774
Rev. Michael A. Smith, Pastor

10AM Worship
ACTS FULL GOSPEL COGIC – THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP SERVICE
1034 66th Street, Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 567-1300
Bishop Bob Jackson, Senior Pastor

10AM Worship Service
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall North/South
3996 14th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95820
[916] 737-7070 office
Dr. Ephraim Williams, Pastor

10:45 AM – 12:45 PM
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OF ALAMEDA COUNTY – Thanksgiving Day Meal
675 – 23rd Street, Oakland, CA 94612
To volunteer, call (510) 877-9252 or email: volunteer@svdp-alameda.org

10AM Worship Service
The Church of Restoration – Thanksgiving Day Worship Service
With Special Guest – Psalmist Michelle Prather
1028 West Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA
Rev. Elliott T. Ivey, Sr. – Pastor

10am – 2pm
Mosswood Thanksgiving Community Dinner
Hosted by New Life Community Church, and Our Youth Matter
Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster St, Oakland, CA
Volunteers welcome

11AM – 1PM
Cosmopolitan Baptist Church (Young Adult Ministry) – Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway
Dinner will be served to the Crossroads / EOCP Shelter, 7515 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94621
[510] 635-5275
Rev. Larry Ashley, Senior Pastor

11AM – 1PM
COLLEGE AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH THANKSGIVING MEAL
5951 College Avenue, Oakland, CA
Volunteers are welcome – please call (510) 658-3665 or email capc1@sbcglobal.net
Rev. Monte McClain, Pastor

11AM – 1PM
First Presbyterian Church – Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner
2619 Broadway (enter on 27th St), Oakland CA 94612
Volunteer opportunities available for our weekly Monday meals program, at which we fed approx 100 people 11-1PM, For info. call 510- 306-2115
Rev. Debra Avery, Pastor

11AM – 2PM
SALVATION ARMY CENTER – THANKSGIVING MEAL
1601 6th Ave., Oakland, CA
510-645-9710

11:30AM -1:30PM 
Koinonia Church of Christ – FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
1628 Seminary Ave., Oakland, CA 94621
Support families in need this Thanksgiving by volunteering to serve at this event.  Contact Shirley Wilson @ 510-333-9717 or Isaac Wilson @ isaac_wilson@msn.com.

12PM – 2PM
OAKLAND BLACK CAUCUS COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
410 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
**Volunteers Welcome: Call 510-839-4644**

12PM – 2PM
TRUE VINE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
896 Isabella Street, Oakland, CA
Rev. Zac Kerry, Pastor

1PM – 5PM Thanksgiving Dinner
City of Refuge UCC – Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner
8400 Enterprise Way, Oakland, CA
All are welcome. For details or to volunteer call 510-633-6316
Bishop Yvette Flunder, Pastor

1PM – 4PM
TWO STAR MARKET (OAKLAND’S DIMOND DISTRICT) — 12th Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration
2020 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94602
For more information, please call (510) 531-3576 or email 2starmarket@gmail.com

2PM – 5PM
BERKELEY FOOD AND HOUSING PROJECT THANKSGIVING MEAL
2362 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94704
To volunteer or make a contribution, please call (510) 649-4965 or visit www.bfhp.org

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