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

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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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