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    Season of Giving: 2014 Thanksgiving Worship, Volunteer & Meal Opportunities #ThxInGiving

    Our Bay Area / NorCal “Thanksgiving Day Worship Services, Thanksgiving Dinner, or Volunteer Giveback Opportunities Guide” has a new name, introducing ThxInGiving! Still the same great guide, full of opportunities to serve. 

    So if you’re looking for a 2014 Bay Area Thanksgiving Day Volunteer Opportunity, Worship Service, or Hot Meal — keep reading!

    Updated: 11/26 1:28 PM

    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

    THURSDAY, NOV 20

    7PM
    SF Mini Season of Thanks and Giving
    Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
    Give back this season and help MINI of San Francisco assemble food donation bags and pass them out in Civic Center Plaza. Please RSVP to rsvp@minisf.com with the items and quantity you’ll be bringing to donate. Snacks and drinks will be provided for volunteers.

    SATURDAY, NOV 22

    12PM – 5PM Day of Hope
    South Hayward Parish and Church of the Cross will be hosting a Day of Hope 
    Church of the Cross
    354 B St. Hayward, Ca 94541
    FREE: Haircuts, Kidz Zone, Clothes, Dental Checkups, Tattoo Removal, Manicures/Pedicures, Thanksgiving Dinner, Food Distribution

    SUNDAY, NOV 23

    12PM – 3PM
    KBLX HOLIDAY HEALTH & WELLNESS DAY AND TURKEY GIVE
    Eastmont Mall, 7200 Bancroft Ave, Oakland 94605 (Rear Entrance/Police Substation)
    While supplies last, Turkeys plus fixin’s thanks to Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks, and Sports Agent Aaron Goodwin. If you need a turkey basket, please bring proof of Oakland residency and proof of income.

    Following the 11AM Celebration Service
    GREATER ST. PAUL BAPTIST CHURCH – THANKSGIVING BOX 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

    5PM A Season of Thanks Concert
    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

    MONDAY, NOV 24

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

    6PM – 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. 25

    11AM – 2PM | Thanksgiving Dinner
    CITY OF OAKLAND – 23rd 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

    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

    2PM – 5PM | 7th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey & Warm Coat Giveaway
    Hosted by: DOPE ERA CLOTHING CO
    45th & Market Street, Oakland, CA
    Celebrity Chef on location. For donations contact dabusride@gmail.com

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

    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26

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

    11AM Great Thanksgiving Banquet 2014
    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. Volunteers are needed to prepare, set and serve online volunteer application

    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
    District Elder K.R. Woods, Lead Pastor

    THURSDAY, NOV. 27 – THANKSGIVING DAY

    6AM – 7AM Thanksgiving Day Prayer Hour
    MEMORIAL TABERNACLE CHURCH
    5801 Racine Street, Oakland, CA
    [510] 652-4915
    Rev. Stephen King, Pastor

    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

    9:30 AM Worship
    ALLEN TEMPLE THANKSGIVING WORSHIP
    8501 International Blvd., Oakland, CA
    Community Dinner Volunteers Welcome: Call 510-544-8910
    Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Jr., Senior Pastor

    10AM Worship | Thanksgiving Community Dinner following service
    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
    Providence Baptist Church – Thanksgiving Celebration
    314 South 12th Street, Richmond, CA
    [510] 234-1162 office
    Rev. A.L. Cobbs, Jr. – Senior Pastor

    10AM Worship Service
    The Church of Restoration – Thanksgiving Day Worship Service
    1028 West Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA
    Rev. Elliott T. Ivey, Sr. – 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

    11AM – 1PM
    Cosmopolitan Baptist Church (Young Adult Ministry) – Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway
    988 85th Street, 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 – 1PM
    OUR YOUTH MATTER – FREE THANKSGIVING MEAL IN THE PARK
    Carter Gilmore Park, 1390 66th Ave, Oakland, CA 94621
    Volunteers and donations are welcome

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

    12Noon – 4PM
    The Missionary Church – Thanksgiving Day Dinner
    1125 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94703
    510-540-6713 x11 or x15
    Pastor Gordon W. Choyce, Sr – Pastor

    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 – 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 Worship Service | 2PM – 5PM Community Feast
    Emmanuel Temple Apostolic Church – Thanksgiving Day Worship & Community Feast
    900 6th St. Vallejo, CA. 94590
    Come help serve or be served. Many Blessings! For details call [707] 642-2391
    Rev. Bryan E. Harris, Pastor

    1PM – 4PM
    TWO STAR MARKET (OAKLAND’S DIMOND DISTRICT) — 11th Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration
    2020 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94602
    For more information, please call (510) 531-3576

    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

    4PM – 9PM – FREE Community Dinner
    3000 BROADWAY SPORTS BAR
    30th & Broadway Oakland

    3000 Broadway is giving back! Music by The World Famous Rick & Russ Show with CJ Flash

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