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LIST | Sites with free Thanksgiving dinners available

Some sites require reservations and calling ahead. Check the list for each site's requirements.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Thanksgiving may look different for many people this year amid the pandemic, but several local churches and organizations are working to make sure as many people as possible have a holiday meal.

Please note that some locations require you to call ahead to arrange your meals.  

If you work with a church or organization that is providing free meals for Thanksgiving, please text your information to 419-248-1100 or email AllWTOLNewsTips@wtol.com to be added to this list.

Also CAN YOU HELP? Catholic Charities are still in need of donations of turkeys, yams, sides, etc. to help fill the need for about 275 meals to go. Donations can be dropped off at the Helping Hands of St. Louis address, 443 Sixth St., Toledo above between 9-3. You can also call 419-691-0613 or email helpinghands@bex.net

TUESDAY, Nov. 24

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Helping Hands of St. Louis, 443 Sixth St., Toledo. 419-691-0613. Carryout Thanksgiving lunch. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 27.


Noon-1:30 p.m. -- MLK Center-Kitchen for the Poor, 650 Vance St., Toledo. 419-241-2596. Carryout Thanksgiving lunch. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 27. 

Noon-1:30 p.m. -- St. Paul's Community Center, 230 13th St., Toledo. 419-255-5520. Carryout Thanksgiving lunch. Closed on Thanksgiving Day.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Fostoria City Schools Community Dinner: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year meals will be handed out at a drive-thru at Fostoria High School south parking lot (1001 Park Ave, Fostoria). There is no need to make a reservation as 500 meals will be prepared this year. 


9 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Stonebridge Church, 2111 Stonehedge Dr., Findlay. Reservations for pick-up must be made in advance.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Pilgrim Church, 1375 Sylvania Ave., Toledo. 419-478-6012. Carryout Thanksgiving dinners.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont St., Elmore. Drive-thru only dinners for Ottawa and Sandusky Co. residents.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. -- St. Joan of Arc Church, 5856 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo. 419-866-6181. Carryout Thanksgiving dinners, at the front entrance of the church building. 

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