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    Season of Giving: 2016 Thanksgiving Meals, Volunteer & Worship Opportunities #ThxInGiving

    Bay Area Thanksgiving ThxInGiving

    More than ever people are looking for ways to step up their volunteerism, and give back in their neighborhoods. We’ve gathered up a list of local Thanksgiving Meals, Volunteer Opportunities, and Worship Services to make your search a little easier. Take a peek, and tell a friend. 

    Spread the word, by downloading and sharing the image below on your favorite social media outlets.  Show us how you’re giving back this season, and include #ThxInGiving in your posts!

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    Special thanks to our community partners The World Famous Rick & Russ Show w/ CJ Flash, LA Jones & Associates, BWOPA/TILE, and Bay Area Black Market!

    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

    Last Updated: 11/22/16 9:36 AM

    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 – Nov 17th, 19th & 22nd (click link above)
    To donate, or volunter call [510] 812-4247 or email mlmcwilson@hotmail.com

    THURSDAY, NOV 17

    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 motorcycle clubs and community leaders.

    SATURDAY, NOV 19

    9AM – 3PM
    Councilmember Abel Gullien’s 2015 Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
    Lincoln Recreation Center
    261 11th Street, Oakland, CA
    FREE | Volunteers welcome, call 510-238-7021

    Volunteers are needed to help prepare and distribute food baskets to 500 families from the Lincoln Recreation Center. Please use our online volunteer form to sign up. For more info: Michael Drane, 510-238-7021 or mdrane@oaklandnet.com

    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 20

    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 21

    9AM – 4PM
    THE BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD – FIRST ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY
    500 turkeys and non perishable items will be distributed to local families. Volunteer sign-up form.
    People’s Baptist Church, 8825 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA, 94605

    11AM
    CITY TEAM OAKLAND – Holiday Food Box Distribution
    Turkeys and food will be provided to 500 pre-registered families. For details call 510-
    722 Washington St, Oakland, California 94607

    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. 22

    11AM – 2PM | Thanksgiving Dinner
    CITY OF OAKLAND – 25th 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 – 6PM
    MISTAH FAB / TEAM GIVEBACK PRESENTS – 11TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FEEDING
    4506 Market Street, Oakland, CA
    Send donations via paypal to dabusride@gmail.com

    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

    3PM – 5PM
    JaVale McGee’s 6th Annual Great Turkey Giveaway
    True Vine Ministries, 896 Isabella Street, Oakland, CA

    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. 23

    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 2016
    Bay Area Rescue Mission {link}

    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.
    510-215-4555

    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
    Over 500 Turkeys, and non-perishable items will be distributed to local families. The community dinner follows the giveaway. Local residents in need are invited to sit down, and enjoy a hot Thanksgiving meal. Volunteers are welcome.
    1203 Willow Street, Oakland, CA

    [510] 893-2932
    Rev. Michael Wallace, Pastor

    5PM Community Dinner | 7PM Worship Service
    FIRST AME CHURCH – THANKSGIVING EVE COMMUNITY DINNER
    3701 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
    Rev. Dr. Harold R. Mayberry, Senior 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

     

    THURSDAY, NOV. 24 – 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 Experience.
    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 | 11AM Community Dinner
    NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH – THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP & COMMUNITY DINNER
    892 36th St., Oakland, CA
    Bishop Sean Teal, Sr. Pastor

    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

    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 – 1PM
    OVO TAVERN & EATERY – COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
    Free Thanksgiving Dinner for those less fortunate, and in need.
    5319 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA

    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

    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

    11AM – 2PM
    The Missionary COGIC – FEEDING THE NEED THANKSGIVING DINNER
    1125 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
    510-540-6713
    Rev. Cornell C.S. Wheeler, Senior Pastor

    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**

    1PM – 4PM
    TWO STAR MARKET (OAKLAND’S DIMOND DISTRICT) – 13th 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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